What connects a giant caterpillar, a Victorian nanny and a giant beanstalk? It could only be World Book Day!
On Monday 23rd April we celebrated all things books in style. Staff and students alike dressed up in a range of colourful and imaginative outfits, ranging from the weird to the completely bizarre. Students also took part in a literary-themed treasure hunt which saw them following clues across the campus. Our keenest bookworms were given a chance to shine with a book quiz which ran all week and Year 9 took a break from their regular English lessons to explore the work of Sherlock Holmes through drama.
Here are some accounts of the day from our students:
Zi Xuan Lee (Year 8)
On 23th April 2018, the Alice Smith school celebrated the World Book Day; a day to where books become our world. Many students participated in the event by dressing up as their favourite book character- and some weird and wonderful costumes were on show! I saw a lot of unique and interesting characters: Harry Potter, Captain America, and Katniss Everdeen; their costumes were amazing. During break and lunch, we had a treasure hunt in the school. The clues were very tricky, and I had to run all the way to the geography block just to get clue number 9! But, it was all worth it because my friends and I were the first ones to find the treasure! We got loads of chocolate and Oreos! It was very, very delicious. When the day ended, everyone had a smile on their faces (except for the people who didn’t come dressed up; they missed out on the fun). I’m super excited for next year’s World Book Day celebration here - bring on the costumes and the treasure hunt!
Finding the treasure!
Amber Lees (Year 9)
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” - George RR Martin
The much anticipated “World Book Day” was celebrated here at the Alice Smith School this Monday. World Book Day was first appointed as a worldwide celebration by UNESCO in 1995 to prompt appreciation for books, illustrators, authors and most importantly reading and storytelling. From Harry Potter to a Very Hungry Caterpillar, Mary Poppins to Curious George students and staff dressed as their favourite book characters. World Book Day allowed us to celebrate and appreciate the importance of books and the pleasures we get from reading. Some of the highlights from this Mufti Day was the enormous T-Rex walking around campus, Ms. Sudbury as an Oompa Loompa and who can forget Ms. Gosling as the giant peach from “James and the Giant Peach”! A big thank you to everyone who dressed up!
The English Team in their character dress-up outfits.
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