World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018

On Thursday 8th March we celebrated World Book Day with lots of dressing up and themed lessons throughout the school. Highlights included Maths lessons where they enjoyed poetry, and the year 7’s wrote their own book, The Bad-Tempered Buzzy Bee. In Life Skills pupils learnt about health and safety in school from Docter Noel Zone in ‘Danger is Everywhere’. Other lessons included cake decorating and special science experiments. 

The main event took place in the sports hall with the Mad Hatter, Alice, and the Queen of Hearts. Pupils fell down the rabbit hole and entered Wonderland to enjoy either an ‘Eat Me’ or ‘Drink Me’ treat. Inside they enjoyed book painting and learnt about the misfortunes of Timmy the Smartie. The experience was drawn together with a Big Book Quiz, the Mad Hatter versus the Queen of Hearts. The pupils showed an excellent knowledge of books and authors, and then crawled back up the rabbit hole to the outside world. 

It was fantastic to see so many pupils and staff dressed up to celebrate the day, helping raise £91 for Book Aid International. This money will go towards helping children in Africa discover the joy and value of reading. At the end of the day every pupil went home with a new World Book Day book or voucher and a scratch’n’sniff bookmark. Many thanks to Exeter WHSmiths for providing the books.