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A celebration of reading on World Book Day

02 March 2018

Every year schools across the UK celebrate World Book Day, a day set aside to really celebrate authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, reading! Held in over 100 countries it is now officially designated as a worldwide celebration of books and reading by UNESCO, making it a ‘can’t miss’ event in the EHS calendar.

This year saw the introduction of some new traditions at EHS, with the whole of Senior School dressing up as book characters and Sixth Form battling it out in a theme competition before half term. Even the teachers joined in, with fairies, doctors, witches and wizards including he who shall not be named himself turning up!

Competing to become our first ever World Book Day champions, our Sixth Form students came together in their forms and paraded into assembly, in full costume, with matching theme music, the occasional skit and the odd bit of bribery. With themes from Alice in Wonderland, 101 Dalmatians, The Rainbow Fairies, The Polar Express, Winnie the Pooh, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. The assembly that won’t be forgotten in a hurry saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory crowned the winners!

On Thursday 1 March Senior School hosted a jam-packed assembly, featuring literature inspired music and live poetry reading from our very own poet laureates, whose poems you can read in the seperate article. We also introduced a cryptic book quiz, a Year 7 Bananagrams tournament and awarded prizes for all the latest library competitions. To top it off, all students who feel inspired can join our amazing book clubs or put pen to paper in our Creative Writing club.

 

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