The World Book Day Competition
On the 1st of March, Year 9 students came together with Year 7 to participate in World Book Day. For the younger year it was a day of reading, dressing up and creative writing. For Year 9 it was a day that we had been planning for weeks, marketing the day and planning to teach lessons.
Each Year 7 had found an extract from their favourite book and then had to read it out to the class. While they were reading, Year 9's had to mark the children on their skills in tone and overall delivery. The children were also judged on their costumes and on a piece that they had written in the style of their chosen author.
Here is Jake's account of how the day went.
'World Book Day!'What an exhausting day to 'kick start' March.
Listening to the idea before hand, I guessed it was something that we may have been able to coast through, without being required to put in a large amount of effort. But then I saw them. The sea of bustling year 7s, making possibly the loudest amount of noise I’ve ever witnessed. I could tell, as soon as I saw little Max coating his hair in a thick layer of hair gel, and spotted a glimpse of a rather stressed out Horrid Henry, I knew this was going to be an extremely tiring half an hour. But when the voices died down, and the little angels began to do some work, it was all worth it. It was incredible, seeing them all buckle down and start writing, it was really great some of the work that was coming from these kids.
Our final winners from each form, for the best writing, costume and reading skills, (judged by our committed year 9s), were:
Jordan- Wicked Witch of the West
There were, though, many others like William and Charlotte did some fantastic work also.
All our year 9s thoroughly enjoyed the chance to work with the year 7s, but also to put our chance to put our English skills to the test and play teacher.
All of us from G and T English thank everyone who helped made the event happen, such as Mr Richards, Miss Bennett, and of course our teacher Mrs Naylor. Well done everyone, and we hope to see you all again next ‘World Book Day’.