World Book Day has become a much anticipated event at CSIA; this year has been no different. We have celebrated the ‘Short Story’ with a ‘Big Read’ in every lesson on the 2nd March. Students read a different story for the first twenty minutes of each lesson on World Book Day. From beautiful narratives to shock endings, the stories gripped students and staff alike.
The day has also been celebrated with staff dressing up as their favourite book character. There were some fantastic costumes: a troop of elves from Lord of the Rings in Science; a collection of Alice in Wonderland characters in the PSW office; and even an army of Mr Men and Little Miss characters in PE. The competition was incredibly close, but the best department award this year went to Science for the quality of their costumes and the sheer variety of characters.
Additionally, the award for the best individual costume was, again, highly sought after with even bigger, bolder and more elaborate creations. Miss Newbury and Miss Rogers emerged victorious with an ambitious ‘Owl and the Pussy Cat creation’ which involved a boat made from braille, a mask made from feathers and a wonderful cat costume! Mrs Hawke, deputy director of KS3, was also highly commended for her wonderful Alice in Wonderland tribute, which was very popular amongst students.
Tutor challenges have also taken place this week, relating to the literary world. KS3 students were tasked with guessing which bookshelf belonged to which teacher and KS4 students were asked to create their own tutor short story. For all of the muggles at CSIA, the house leaders organised a Quidditch tournament. Quidditch, of Harry Potter fame, is a fast-paced, tense team game played on broom-sticks.
Overall, students and staff have enjoyed another wonderful celebration of the written word.