World Book Day

World Book Day

Kingsdale always jumps into World Book Day with two literary feet, and 2017 was no different. This year, the Library served a cool smorgasbord of activities, from the intellectually rigorous Harry Potter quiz to the tactile pleasure of handcrafting bookmarks. Then the photo booth at the Lower School library attracted many who got their photographs clicked with their favourite books! Of course, the English department took full advantage of the occasion. As well as dedicating the majority of their lessons to the pleasure of globalised literature, students actively partook in the Extreme Reading challenge, posing for all manner of whacky photos depicting situations of risky reading. Crowd favourites included Soda-Pop Smith’s ability to read while riding a unicycle, and Clara Yapp’s agrarian depiction of her reading in a river. All entries are currently displayed on the outer windows of the English office for students to view. Finally, as an interpretive exercise for students to get to know the tastes of their teachers, English staff were asked to post ‘shelfies’ (photos of their home bookshelves) leaving students to guess which shelf belonged to which teacher. The results surprised many.  And who would have thought Mr Mitchell was a fan of Silvia Plath, or that grizzly old Mr Cannicott had a thing for Lady Chatterly’s Lover? The collage will remain displayed outside the department’s office for the next couple of weeks for those interested in some armchair psychoanalysis. Happy reading, and a festive World Book Day to all!

 

 

 

 
 
World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

 

Looking forward to welcoming our students back for the start of the Summer Term this morning.