World Book Day Celebrations
Cheadle Hulme School was invaded by Oompa-Loompas, a heard of Hobbits and Dr Seuss’s Things when students celebrated all things literary as part of World Book Day.
Students donned their colourful costumes as part of a week-long series of bookish events, revelling in the joy of reading through an Extreme Reading competition, a sponsored Readathon, a literary Balloon Debate and visits from a journalist and two popular authors.
Students, parents and staff were challenged to photograph themselves reading in the most unlikely of places as part of the Extreme Reading event. Year 8’s Scarlet gained top trumps in the competition, impressing judges with her Icelandic adventures and Henry De Vere Stacpoole’s The Blue Lagoon. Reception’s Ben and Year 3’s Isabelle gained first and second prizes for their imaginative, zoological entries.
Senior School students had the chance to explore life behind the written word when they met Content Editor from the Manchester Evening News, Yakub Qureshi and popular teen authors, Gayle Forman and Jonathan Stroud. The visitors delivered insightful presentations about their work and the different writing processes and challenges they have to overcome.
A literary Balloon Debate also took place, which saw a broad range of characters played by students and staff, from Veruca Salt to Thomas Cromwell, pitting their wits against each other in the hope of winning votes to stay in the ‘Balloon’.