Despite the snow, Park School for Girls celebrated World Book Day in style! Many of the girls made it in that day, all dressed as a favourite book character and we enjoyed guessing who they were. The efforts of the girls and their parents was as impressive as usual. Mrs Nicholas must also be commended for spending the day as Cruella Deville.
The girls also enjoyed our Bringing Books to Life dance workshops which gave them a unique insight into books by using dance and movement to tell stories. The younger girls explored the Troll by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts and the older girls worked on Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland.
During the dance workshop our lovely young choreographer, who had made it on time from Southend despite the snow, worked with each class, developing responses to the books through movement and dance. The girls were inspired to use their imagination to explore their books and each dance workshop concluded with a performance, which the teachers thoroughly enjoyed. We were very impressed at how much was achieved in the time.
We also launched out Readathon campaign for this year. ‘Read for Good’ gets the girls reading for fun and the money raised through sponsorship brings the power of stories to children in hospital via mobile bookcases and resident storytellers and also buys books for our school. We usually manage to raise a considerable amount of money for this excellent cause and we thank you for your continuing generosity.
World Book Day number 2 took place a little over a week later and once again the girls and their parents rose to the occasion. As before, we enjoyed guessing their chosen characters and I must say the teachers found it very difficult indeed to choose winners as we thought they were all excellent!