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March 03rd 2016

A World Book Day full of Character

Visitors to the School would have been forgiven for being a little confused on Thursday 3rd March.  After all, it’s not every day you see Pikachu, Hetty Feather, or Cinderella wandering the corridors!

As part of Cobham Hall’s World Book Day celebrations, girls could donate £1 and come to school dressed as their favourite character from a book.  Anyone visiting the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) on the day in costume got a free World Book Day book, and prizes were available for the best costume.  This was judged by visiting author, and Cobham Hall Elder Griselda Heppel.  Griselda was visiting to speak to Years 7 and 8 about her latest book, ‘The Tragickall History of Henry Fowst’.  You can find out more here.  Author visits are popular amongst students, and we are looking forward to a visit in the Summer Term by Frances Hardinge. Her novel, The Lie Tree, has recently won the Costa Book of the Year Award.

The winning costumes were:

Sophie, Year 7, who came dressed as her namesake from ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’, complete with tiger!

Demi and Tina, Year 8, as Kung Fu Pandas

The whole of Year 11, who got together as a group and came dressed as characters from ‘Lord of the Flies’, a book they are studying for GCSE English.

In addition to a visit from Griselda and the tag day, there were also quizzes and competitions in the ILC. The first was a National competition to design a Book Token, and the second was a school book quiz.

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