World Book Day 2021
5 March 2021
For World Book Day this year, activities took place across multiple departments, to celebrate and encourage our pupils to incorporate reading into their daily lives. Everyone could get involved by identifying the teachers behind the books in the Caught Reading competition and they could also enter the Literary Bake Off!
The English Department welcomed World Book Day author Jess French to speak during their Year 10 class. Jess spoke about her exciting adventures along the way as a zoologist, veterinarian, TV presenter and author. Our students also got an insight into the world of publishing and our aspiring writers were given some inspiring ideas to use in their work.
In Mandarin, Mrs Greenfield’s class have been inspired by The Monkey King, a legendary mythic figure best known as one of the main characters in the 16th-century Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West.’ The pupils were lucky enough to also watch a short animation from the iconic Shanghai Animation Film Studio which has been recently restored for UK audiences.