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Wonderful World of Books

Horris Hill School celebrated World Book Day in style on the 7 th March, with lots of book-themed fun.

Students and staff were all invited to dress up as their favourite literary characters, with the likes of Willy Wonka, Fern Arable, William Brown, Matilda Wormwood and Paddington Bear spotted in the playground, and Headmaster Mr Stewart as the Mad Hatter. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes, with Horris Hill’s Head of English and The Hill Boarding House Parent winning the staff prizes.

A cosy tent was set up in the library, serving as the perfect reading nook, and Lower School ventured allover the school grounds on a Julia Donaldson treasure hunt, finding hidden characters created by the beloved author.

Year 3, following in the footsteps of George’s Marvellous Medicine, tried out their own experiments, looking at how everyday household ingredients reacted to each other to result in fabulous foaming creations! Year 3 were also the esteemed winners of the door decorating competition, winning with their George… inspired classroom door décor. Other doors featured stories such as Spinderella, Room on the Broom, and the Beano comics.

Headmaster Mr Stewart said: “World Book Day recognises the importance of reading. This is something the school celebrates throughout the year and it is very clear that as children move through the school the level and frequency of their reading increases. I am always encouraged by the number of children who choose to spend quiet moments of the day reading their books. Many of our children find it hard to put their books down; this is surely a problem most schools would dream of! It is certainly a healthy sign, both of a school with the right attitude to reading, but also a school where pupils improve academically because of their engagement with reading. We are helped by our wonderfully stocked library that sits at the heart of the school.”

March 2024