World Book Day
The Learning Hub was transformed into the Emerald City on World Book Day, which fell on Thursday 2nd March. The iconic ‘yellow brick road’ was created and staff and students found themselves greeted by Glinda, the good witch of the south and the wicked witch of the west from the much loved book, The Wizard of Oz.
Once in the Emerald City, staff and students found themselves on a whirlwind tour of horror classic, fantasy, sci-fi, Shakespeare and comedy, where students performed scenes from Jekyll & Hyde, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, The Maze Runner, Romeo & Juliet and The Twits.
Throughout the day, fun and educational activities which linked World Book Day with curriculum areas, were organised. Year 9 French students enjoyed working in teams and competing against one another by trying to describe the title of a book, which was written in French, to their team mate who had to work out the title on the card. Year 7 & 9 TG students were given the opportunity to watch an animated story of Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They then took part in games relating to what they had seen. Conflict Poetry was written and Science enjoyed a science based spelling bee. Everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and took away a specially designed bookmark as a memento of the day.
In the wider school community, Curriculum Areas dressed up in their teams. English looked fantastic as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Computing looked very futuristic as The Hunger Games. We also had science as Harry Potter and support staff as Oliver Twist and The Three Musketeers. SLT joined in as The Great Gatsby and were dressed in feather boas, pearls and tuxedos!
It was wonderful day which brought the whole school community together and enthused staff and students alike.