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Outstanding creativity from World Book Day competition

08 March 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

We had a fantastic day of virtual events for World Book Day, with teachers and students celebrating books in creative ways. The ‘Get Creative’ competition for students had them dressing up as characters, filming videos, making scenes in boxes, and most importantly demonstrating a love of reading. It was an extremely tough competition with lots of outstanding entries and it seems a shame to have to pick a winner.

For the Year 10 to Year 13 competition, Theo, in Year 12, crafted an exceptional model of a scene from ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ – a 1928 short story by H.P. Lovecraft

The Year 7 to Year 9 winner was Lara, in Year 7, who beat off some extraordinary competition with her reproduction of a scene from ‘Harry Potter’, dressed as Professor Trelawney.  Both Theo and Lara will receive a £25 book tokens.

We also had two fantastic runners up for the Year 7 to Year 9 competition: Caitlin, in Year 8, produced a fantastic video of Hermione from ‘Harry Potter’ and Harriet, also from Year 8, created a scene from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ using wire models.

We are pleased to share feedback from the students below

Lara, Year 7 to Year 9 winner

Thank you very much for choosing me, I really appreciate it.   I chose Professor Trelawney from Harry Potter because I’ve just started reading the series for the first time and I’m really enjoying it. I recently received the Order of the Phoenix (the only book from the series that we didn’t have) and it’s the Ravenclaw edition. It has a segment about Professor Trelawney and I thought using that would help me do her for World Book Day and it was a great opportunity to dress up as the airy teacher. I find her quite funny and I thought her quote (from the book) would work well for the scene. Thank you again for choosing me. It was a nice surprise.

Caitlin – Year 7 to Year 9 runner up

I chose to do that scene in the book ‘Harry Potter in the Chamber of Secrets’ because Harry Potter books are one of my favourite series of books and Hermione is my favourite character. I love this scene because I find it so like me because I know that I would be the one to mess up and become some sort of animal. This is why I chose this scene and book. Thank you for picking me as runner up!

Harriet – Year 7 to Year 9 runner up

My scene is from A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare. Act 2 Scene 1 where Oberon and Titania meet in the magical forest. When we read this, I imagined Puck in a tree while Oberon and Titania argue by the roots with Titania and her trail of fairies.

Theo – Year 10-13 winner

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