Kingsley celebrated World Book Day on 3 March with an exciting range of activities, reflecting our community’s passion for reading.
Morning assembly involved pupils from Year 7 to Year 10, who spoke of their delight in reading: one girl compared reading to unwrapping a present. The students shared some of the books they had most enjoyed, which ranged from the ever popular Harry Potter series to more unusual choices such as Evermore, Noughts and Crosses, Feeling sorry for Celia and Between You and Me. A group from Year 9 made a presentation on Jane Eyre and successfully convinced everyone that it was a wonderful book, packed with drama, high tension, romance and gothic horror.
The Learning Resources Centre offered opportunity to swap books: girls and staff brought in books they no longer wanted and a mass swap ensued. The LRC had also arranged a photography competition on the theme of reading. Staff and pupils submitted an excellent range of photos of people reading, some in rather unusual places, such as in a recycling bin or on a potty! Voting was brisk throughout the day and we can now announce the winners, to whom prizes will be awarded mext week:
The most inventive photographers were Kirsty Plumb and Alexia Zirn
The funniest photos were entered by Emma Heritage and Mrs Le Poidevin
The most effective picture was taken by Anya Brown
Pupils in the Junior School dressed up as characters from story books and fiction - classrooms were filled with princesses and witches, dragons and cats! The day was an ideal opportunity for an inter-house event, with each house arranging a fun and informative display in the Junior School Library.
Not to be left out, Kingsley parents provided written accounts of their favourite childhood books. Classics such as The Famous Five,The Hobbit and Paddington Bear have clearly remained popular across the generations.