Day. We raised money for the charities Book Aid International and All Our Children and students had the opportunity to get involved in different ways.
We held a sponsored Readathon for KS3 students to raise money for children in hospital. This has been a great success; 50 keen readers from year 7, 8 and 9 signed up and have aimed to read more than 350 books between them in just two weeks!
On Tuesday 28th February all students had the opportunity to bring in cakes and other treats for a bake sale. We received lots of tasty baked goods that went down well with staff and students alike. Special thank you to Isabel Clarke of 8L who brought in some beautiful homemade book-themed cupcakes – they tasted as good as they looked! We also held a book sale in the library where students could buy books from just 10p. There were lots of bargains to be had.
On Thursday 2nd March staff and students dressed up as characters from some of our favourite books. The English Department came as well-known characters from Dickens while other characters that were spotted about the school were Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen and The Woman in Black! There were some excellent costumes and prizes will be awarded for the best.
We also held an art competition for students to design a front cover for a book they love. There were some really fantastic and imaginative entries. Miss Brown had the very difficult task of selecting the winners, who were: Aisha Alam 7H, Inaya Salam 7M and Athena Allawan, 9L. Runners up were: Jemimah Pardito 7F, Siciida Muse 8H, Marieleynne Laban 7Q and Sakina Bean 7M.
Thank you to everyone who supported the events and made World Book Week such a success!