Costumes ranged from the dastardly; Harley Quinn and The Joker being particularly popular – to the magical; a number of Harry Potters returned to the school after last year’s Hogash themed celebration. Year 7 were particularly well represented, with all costumed students posing for a year photo during registration.
Staff also got into the spirit, taking inspiration from a range of literary figures. Head of Languages Mr. Rowe came as Tintin, bringing in his dog Teek to act as the adventurer’s companion Snowy, whilst the RE department’s Ms Sayer and Mr Pomfret came as Adam and Eve. Amongst other fantastic efforts were Mr. Ward dressing as the Boy in the Dress, Mr. Birch coming as Hamlet and both Miss Halliday and Mrs Oates appearing as Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen.
Headteacher Ms Littledyke took part in the festivities, dressing as 101 Dalmatians’ villain Cruella de Vil. Ms Littledyke wasn’t the only Cruella however, with Year 7 student Mackenzie Kiely also dressing up as the Disney character.
During library lessons, students were sent on a scavenger hunt around school to find and identify pictures of heroes & villains, as well as competing in similarly themed activities. Mrs Westaway was present in the library to hand out £1 book vouchers.
Organised by the English Department, students in Years 7 to 9 were encouraged to enter a character profile for their favourite literary hero or villain.
George Edge 8BX was named the winner, for his fantastic profile of Luke Skywalker and was presented with a £15 Amazon voucher.
This is the 20th World Book Day, focusing on encouraging children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.