On Thursday 5 March, RGS celebrated World Book Day. Once again both teachers and students dressed up as characters from their favourite books with some original and creative ideas on show. Teachers also created book posters for their classroom doors and starter activities on that day consisted of teachers reading extracts to the students from their favourite book. At lunchtime, an activities fair was held in the library where students could take part in literary quizzes, create a character profile for a novel, write a book review or just chat to their friends about the books they have enjoyed.
For the second year running, a popular feature was the book swap shop, where students were asked to wrap up a book they had read and bring it in to swap for another ‘mystery’ text. Students greatly enjoyed unwrapping their new books and were looking forward to reading them.
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Finally, a competition, judged by Head Teacher Mrs Brinklow, was held for the best student costume. As always, the standard was so high, that Mrs Brinklow found it impossible to only award one prize. First prize went to a Year 8 student for her portrayal of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, with runners up being a student in Year 7 for bringing the Mad Hatter to the party, and three Year 10 students for their homage to the ‘Of Mice and Men’ characters, George, Lennie and Curley.
The day was a huge success and we are already looking forward to next year.