Regents Park staff and students had great fun celebrating World Book Day 2016.
Staff dressed up as colourful characters from a wide range of books. The English department dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz, the science department as Harry Potter characters and all of the senior leadership team donned capes and fake fangs to appear as Dracula.
Throughout the week tutor groups took part in activities such as book Dingbats, where pupils had to piece together images that revealed the title of a novel, and an A to Z quiz with 26 questions rooted in a range of literature.
In addition, Readathon was launched. Pupils are encouraged to raise money for four UK children’s charities such as CLIC Sargent and Together for Short Lives by being sponsored for reading books.
To promote a love for reading, nominated students were given the surprise gift of a good book. English teachers suggested students who might appreciate a novel or who deserved rewarding for their efforts.
Last, but definitely not least, Year 7 had the fantastic opportunity to meet author Kit Berry. Kit explained her journey as a writer and explained the inspiration for her novels. Finally students were treated to a reading of extracts from her book series Stonewylde.
Kit explained she was inspired by events that she had experienced and often used areas where she had lived in her writing. She ran a workshop with pupils where they plotted maps of their home locations and added any interesting incidents that had happened in these areas. Students discussed what story plots these could inspire. After World Book Day pupils used lesson time to begin writing these ideas into their own pieces of fiction.
Who knows, perhaps Kit has inspired the next generation of authors…