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World Book Day Celebrations

Students and staff were delighted to recognise World Book Day this year, with a host of activities and initiatives designed to celebrate books and a shared love of reading within the school community.

Amongst the activities on offer was our live-action ‘Where’s Wally’!  Members of staff dressed in various stripey outfits, but only one of them dressed as the real Wally, complete with red and white stripey top, glasses, a beanie hat and blue trousers. Once students had found the real Wally, they could submit his (or her!) name to Mrs Dock in the LRC for the chance to win a prize.

There was more guessing to be done with the launch of our Masked Reader game, which students played at the start of each lesson. Ten members of staff filmed themselves reading extracts from some of their favourite books and were then disguised as a popular Masked Singer/Dancer character. Students had to work out who each of the characters was – again, with prizes on offer for those getting it right.

In addition, students had the opportunity to collect up to three free books each with the return of the THS Book Swap at first and second break, and there were also book themed lessons, illustration workshops and a giant wordle to get involved with too.

Mrs Dock, Student Engagement and Development Coordinator, said: “World Book Day was fantastic this year. There was a real buzz around the school and students loved the new activities and interactive nature of what was on offer. Where’s Wally and The Masked Reader kept them guessing throughout the day and it was fantastic to see so many students come to the Book Swap and be so enthused about books!”

Did you take part on the day? Find out who Wally and our Masked Readers were here:

>> Where's Wally Reveal

>> Masked Readers Unmasked