The annual celebration of books and reading that is World Book Day proved to be another feast for the literary senses at Surbiton High School, incorporating a whole host of events and activities across the week of 27 February to 3 March.
A notable highlight of the day itself was, as ever, the sight of staff and students alike dressing up as their favourite book characters. Famous characters ranging from Katniss Everdeen and Cruella Deville to Mr. Men and Little Women stepped from the page and into our classrooms and corridors. It was a treat to then see some of these characters inhabit our cosy lunchtime corners and read to audiences at various locations across the School. Whether it was the timeless classic Winnie the Pooh or Sci-Fi thriller Ancillary Justice, it was wonderful to be reminded of the simple joys of being read to whilst enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.
World Book Day was not just about the day itself, of course. Other events that spanned the week included special library lessons for Key Stage 3 pupils, a House Quiz that put the School’s collective literary knowledge to the test, and special assemblies led by Mr. Humphreys, Ms. Huntley, and a team of passionate Year 12 readers, which carried the all-important message that reading is transformational and life-changing. Did you know that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success? We hope that the celebration of World Book Day inspires more people to pick up a book and explore the wonders of reading!
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