"Please sir, can I have some more?", Sam from 7CL representing Mallory house, dressed up as a very identifiable Oliver Twist and was declared the winner from all the Year 7 characters who turned up at school this morning to honour the annual book-reading event. The runners up were the Seven Dwafs, the White Rabbit and an Oompa Loompa! The Seven Dwarfs were from 7ACW representing Stephens house who were Georgia, Phoebe, Araiana, Megan, Tabitha, Poppy and Chloe. Nell from 7GH and representing Hargreaves was dressed up as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland and Elizabeth from 7CL was representing Bonnington came to school dressed as an Oompa Loompa from Chrlie and the Chocolate Factory!
Year 7 Haygrove students had been invited to dress up as their favourite book character to mark World Book Day which is held every year to celebrate authors, illustrations, books and (most importantly) reading.
Lots of our Year 7 students made the effort to come to school dressed as their favourite character and during the morning a short list of finalists was selected. Mrs Hodder-Williams, the school librarian, arranged an extra special assembly during which teachers read extracts from their favourite books which included Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling (Miss Mitchell), Macbeth by William Shakespear (Mrs Stitfall), How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Mrs Harper) and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (Mrs Hodder-Williams).
At lunchtime the students who dressed up gathered in the library, where they could buy homemade cakes, with the funds going to support Book Aid and Haygrove equipment, for the final judging. Miss Mitchell donned her sorting hat and with help from members of the English teaching staff, four winners from each house were selected and then, after much discussion and deliberation, the final top four prizes were awarded.
Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all the students and staff who donated and purchased cakes.