World book day – ‘sharing stories’

On Wednesday 4th March, CIS celebrated World Book Day. This is an opportunity for the whole school to celebrate books and reading for pleasure. Once again, the student body impressed the staff with a multitude of characters, including: The Tin Man (Aidan-Yr 10) from The Land of Oz, Winston Smith (Jamie-Yr 10) from Nineteen Eighty-Four, Lee Scoresby (Sammy – Yr 8) from Northern Lights and Liesel Meminger (Leah – Yr 8) from The Book Thief.

Assembly began with a Taskmaster challenge:  Name the Book from the Cover.  Congratulations to House Odysseus for winning the challenge. The theme this year was Sharing Stories and during assembly a number of students shared their favourite books.  It was wonderful to hear the contributors speak so eloquently about the books that had made an everlasting impression on their lives.  To support our celebration, Mrs Dyson has created a wonderful display in the library, recording all the books being read this week by everyone in the school, both staff and students alike. I hope everyone will take the opportunity to view the display and be encouraged and inspired when pursuing and exploring their own reading material.  Remember – reading nourishes the mind as much as an apple or a good night’s sleep; and in the words of the discerning Dr. Seuss, ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you will go.’

Many thanks to all the students for bringing their enthusiasm, imagination and creativity to school, resulting in such an entertaining and enlightening day.  (Mrs Waite)

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