CHS Celebrates World Book Day

Wonderful words, colourful characters and literary debates were on the timetable at Cheadle Hulme School this week when the Whole School from Infants to Sixth Form celebrated World Book Day.

Junior artists were given some top tips when they enjoyed a workshop with BAFTA-winning animator Jardine Sage who introduced the pupils to CITV’s ‘Share A Story’ competition, showing them how to create and bring their own cartoon characters to life.

In the Senior School, Years 7 and Year 8 were joined by Year 6 pupils from the Junior School when they were visited by authors and TV scriptwriters Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby, creators of the brand new adventure story Defender of the Realm.

During the assembly Nick and Mark spoke about how they met and their profession as writers, as well as giving CHS’s budding young story writers some ‘special words’ of wisdom before signing the students’ books.

The Sixth Form enjoyed a Literary Balloon Debate knock-out competition in Holden Hall when a panel of students performed as their favourite literary characters to win votes from the audience and stay in the ‘hot air balloon.’

Featuring Frodo and Samwise Gamgee from Lord Of The Rings, Fantastic Mr Fox, Alice In Wonderland’s White Rabbit, The Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, Hannibal Lecter, a Paranoid Android, DJ Kahled, and Captain Jack Sparrow, each one showed an impressive display of improvisation skills as they answered questions from the audience, before Frodo and Samwise Gamgee were crowned the winners.

The day’s events were rounded off when the Whole School took some time out to ‘Drop Everything and Read‘ for the last 20 minutes of the school day.

Next week: Years 7 and Year 8 will be continuing the World Book Day celebrations by taking part in a sponsored Readathon, raising money for CLIC Sargent, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, Readwell and Together for Short Lives.

To see photos of all the action check out our Media Gallery.

students un cheadle hulme school's sixth form perform as their favourite literary characters in the school's literary world book day balloon debate to win votes from the audience

authors nick ostler and mark huckerby sign copies of Defender of the Realm for students at cheadle hulme school when they paid the school a visit  on world book day for world book week