World Book Day 2018

On Thursday 1st March, staff and students of Withernsea High School brought the characters of fiction to life, donning fancy dress and decorating classroom doors in honour of World Book Day.

The annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading aims to inspire young people to pick up a book and discover a different world through the imaginations of writers past and present.

In an effort to inspire young readers, staff members were encouraged to display a poster on their classroom or office door which revealed their favourite books.

Tutor groups in years 7, 8 and 9 were allocated a different book as their theme for the day. The groups were tasked with creating a door display and encouraged to wear fancy dress to compliment the themes of their books.

Prizes were awarded to a number of groups and individuals to recognise their efforts. The hard task of judging the best door displays was left to Headteacher Richard Williman, while Deputy Headteacher Mark Crofts judged the best costumes.

The winners are as follows:

Best door display: 7MJP – Peter Pan

Best overall form costumes: 7MP – Alice in Wonderland 

Best student costume: Trinity Jackson (8JBA) – ‘Lord of the Rings’ 

Best tutor costume: Miss Collins – Willy Wonka

During the day, students also took part in a special book ‘Treasure Hunt’. Images of twenty objects, each representing a famous book, were hidden around the school with students being tasked with identifying the titles from the clues. The winner of this contest was Charlie Lyon in 7VLC. 
Leading the World Book Day activities was Literacy Coordinator Mrs Davison who commented: ‘I would like to say a big well done and thank you to all staff and students who took part in World Book Day 2018. The creativity that went into the costumes and doors was awe-inspiring, making the judging this year the toughest yet.’

ABOVE LEFT: Winner of the 'best door display' 7MJP's Peter Pan.

ABOVE: 7VLC's Charlie in the Chocolate Factory display was a close second.  

ABOVE: 8ALR's Hunger Games display came third in the best door competition.

ABOVE: Trinity Jackson is presented with her prize for 'best costume' by Literacy Coordinator Mrs Davison.  

ABOVE: Mrs Pavey and members of 7MP celebrate winning 'best form costumes'.

ABOVE: One of the many excellent examples of door displays around the school. Seen here is 8SCH's Lord of the Flies display.

ABOVE: Year 7 Tutor Miss Collins won 'best staff costume' for her Willy Wonka outfit.

ABOVE: An excellent array of costumes on display from staff and students across the entire school.