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World Book Day 2019

Avenue House celebrated World Book Day in style with an array of exciting English activities in a special day devoted to the magic of books.  Pupils loved the novelty of leaving their normal timetabled lessons behind for the many surprises which lay in store for them.  We were fortunate that actor James Davies- currently starring in The Great Gatsby- was able to join us, lending a uniquely engaging dimension to the day through his acting experience.   In a book themed assembly, James performed a dramatic monologue before hosting an illuminating Q + A session about acting.  Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and 2 were then thrilled by the spectacle of James acting out Peter and the Wolf before making their own animal character masks.  Years 3 and 4 got to star in dramatised versions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, whilst Years 5 and 6 recorded an audio book of the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The school was a hive of activity with numerous other activities going on besides.  A great highlight was the murder mystery, with Year 5 and 6 taking on the role of roving detectives, attempting to solve the unfortunate case of Dr Benedict Durston. Teachers were incognito as eccentric characters in various locations- with imaginative clues hidden around the school.  My thanks go to Mr Harper for writing such an involving plot.  Year 6 was treated to wonderfully enterprising business presentations by selected members of Year 5 in which they outlined their challenging yet enticing visions.  Pupils also enjoyed many keenly fought team quizzes!

There were lots of imaginative entries for the Book Day photo competition.  Congratulations to our winners (see pictures) and to everybody who took part with their entertaining photos.   Thank you to the teachers for their contributions, and of course to all the pupils whose boundless energy and excitement helped to make it such a memorable day.  Read on to find out what the children had to say about it!..

Quotes about Book Day

“It was funny when Dr No (who looked a bit like Mr Mercer) met his worst enemy: James Bond” - Sofia

“Book Day was fun and a bit noisy”  - Mohammad

“The Harry Potter voice recording was amazing” - Esha

“I loved the ‘Charlie’ Quiz” - Akram

“I really liked the assembly and Dr No’s grumpy face” - Ted

“The Drama games were great, and the Golden Fish story.” - Sophia

“Children enjoy a very good range of responsibilities and in doing so make a significant contribution towards the running and spirit of the school.”

© Independent Schools Inspectorate 2019

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