Posted on March 12th 2019
World Book Day Celebrates the Wonder of Reading
Kriya, Sophia and Milan, Year 7, report on our fantastic World Book Day activities to celebrate the importance of reading.
Have you ever imagined how all these amazing characters in the photo below came to life? Well, the answer is, our teachers.
On the 7th March 2019, our stupendous teachers helped us celebrate World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book character. For Year 7s it was an extraordinary experience as it was their first year seeing this magical transformation.
As part of the celebrations, there was a treasure hunt to find out each teacher’s favourite book by looking for quotes hidden around the school.
Vikalya, a student in Year 7 who received an Amazon voucher for winning the treasure hunt, said: "It’s good because I have never won anything in secondary school. I can buy things that I can study with, which could improve educational opportunities."
We know that there were a lot of people who had entered the hunt but two lucky people won. "I chose to do this because it is fun, and it challenges the brain since you must learn about the book character and the book that you do not know about," she said.
"A broader mindset"
Fahmida, another student in Year 7, also won a prize. "I am happy to win the Amazon gift card because I haven’t won anything from my years in education except a box of Celebrations! I thought it would fun and I had a one in a million chance out of 800 – 900 students and I could not believe that I won. I would never have thought I would win any prizes and I was shocked when my tutor, Miss Cullen, announced that I and Vikalya won. I will spend my money on my favourite books and my everyday hobbies.”
Mr Nyantaki, a maths teacher at the Academy, has a love of reading and he told us: "The books that we read provide knowledge. Knowledge is power and if you are knowledgeable it helps you with life and improves your education. Reading books gives you a broader mindset. World Book Day celebrates the importance of reading books and how books help you."
The English Department was in charge of deciding who had the best costume amongst the teachers. The winners were Mr Scott as John Snow from Game of Thrones and Ms Bent as an Oompa Loompa from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
However, the student journalists at the Invictus Scroll decided we would also like to create our own awards. Here they are:
- 1st place: Ms Davis as Jane Eyre
- 2nd place: Mr Scott as John Snow from Games of Thrones
- 3rd place: Mr Singh as Oliver from Oliver Twist
Overall, World book day 2019 was the best at Harris Invictus this year as all children had fun experiencing the greatness of books. Hopefully next year will be even better!
By Kriya, Sophia and Milan, Year 7