The Lower School was awash with a motley cast of characters last week when it celebrated World Book Day. As is tradition, all children arrived at school dressed as a book character and took part in a special assembly to explain who they were. This included a good few spells from Harry Potter, a threat from Gangster Granny, frowns from Boggis, Bunce and Bean and an "Off with your head!" from the Queen of Hearts. Terrifying.
Teachers came in magical guise, which included Dumbledore, the Cat in the Hat, witches from Macbeth, Mr Gum and his grumpy fairy, Tinkerbell and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Even Harry Potter's Golden Snitch made an appearance!
Throughout the day, Hermione Granger interrupted lessons to deliver an important message about the magic of reading, recommend her favourite magical books and to read to each KS2 class, while our younger pupils took trips to Book Bugs and Dragon Tales to spend their World Book Day tokens.
Many pupils also rose to the challenge of dressing a vegetable as their favourite book character. We were introduced to a Gnasher potato, a Mr Greedy butternut squash, a Superworm runner bean and a Cat in the Hat parsnip amongst many other creations, and at lunchtime pupils had to inspect photos of mystery teachers behind their favourite books and identify them.
We love books at the Lower School!