Book Week

Book Week 29 Feb- 4th March 2016 

We have had a lively 2016 Book Week, focusing on the theme of ‘Detective Fiction’.

There has been a resurgence of interest in ‘Detective Fiction’ in children’s publishing recently, due to the popularity of the ‘Sherlock’ series on the BBC and the talented lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch.. Surrey has links with two of the greatest detective writers of all time; Arthur Conan Doyle who lived at ‘Undershaw’ in Hindhead and Agatha Christie who disappeared from Newlands Corner. It therefore seemed that ‘detective fiction’ was an obvious choice for this years annual ‘Book Week’.

Book Week was launched at Monday’s assembly with Mrs Bainbridge presenting on the extraordinary writing careers of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

On World Book Day, Thursday 3rd March we held our annual Book Character Fancy Dress day, where girls and staff dressed up as their favourite ‘book characters’,  myself being Miss Marple of course! The photographs below show the variety of costumes and book characters on display that day.

A booklet was produced for the week, which included a list of recommended detective stories for the girls to read.

  • Book Mark design winner  - Yana Preobrazhenskaya 
  • Short Story winners – Middle School – Gurprasad Sull with ‘Missing’                                                 Senior School- Eva Smith with ‘Dear Diary’