On Thursday 5 March, the Prep department celebrated World Book Day in style. This year, inconjunction with International Women’s Day, the girls were encouraged to come dressed as theirfavourite female book character, female author, or character created by a female author, with amazing,incredibly imaginative results.
To help us celebrate WBD we were joined byLillie from The Drama Hut who ran a series ofworkshops for the girls. The workshops were all verylively with the use ofimprovisation, role play andmovement to take the girlson a journey into the worldof storytelling. I trust that they all came away inspired for their own writing.
On World Book Day itself, we welcomed highly acclaimed Young Adult author Sarah Govett. Sarah is the author of the award-winning dystopian trilogy ‘TheTerritory’, and the new teen comedy ‘India Smythe Stands Up’. Sarah worked with all of our Year 7 and 8students, looking at how dystopian fiction can be usedas a vehicle for social commentary, and also the benefits of reading and writing comedy in an uncertain world.
World Book day was incredibly successful this yearraising just under £400 for Book Aid International.We had some fabulous costumes – lots handmade, and the entire Year 12 turned out as characters from Peter Pan! Miss Trunchbull rubbed shoulders with the March Sisters, and the Shadowhunters and Juliet sat and ate lunch with Lady Macbeth and Scout Finch. A truly great day for our favourite bookcharacters.