Book Week

Book Week 27 Feb- 3 March 2017

We have had a lively 2017 Book Week, focusing on the theme of ‘Historical Fiction’.
 
There has been a resurgence of interest in the life of Queen Victoria after the acclaimed series ‘Victoria’ on ITV recently, which dealt with her early reign. As many girls have enjoyed the series I thought that ‘Historical Fiction’ would be an obvious choice for this years annual ‘Book Week’.
 
Book Week was launched at Monday’s assembly with Mrs Bainbridge presenting on Queen Victoria highlighting aspects of her life, her loves and her legacy. The assembly was based on the book ‘Victoria: a life’ by A.N. Wilson which is in the school library, along with many others.  
 
On World Book Day, Thursday 2nd March we held our annual Book Character Fancy Dress day, where girls and staff dressed up as their favourite ‘book characters’,  myself being an older Queen Victoria 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 historical stories for the girls to read.
 
  • Book Mark design winner  - Jasmine Nelson 
  • Short Story winners – Middle School – Emma Griffith with ‘Bookworm’
  • Senior School- Eva Smith with ‘The Beast Inside’