The Prep School was bursting at the seams with the boys’ favourite book characters on Thursday 7 March for this year’s World Book Day.

Each tutor group picked a story, which they brilliantly kept very quiet so it would be a wonderful surprise on the day. The results were, quite simply, exceptional, and great fun was had during assembly as the boys tried to guess which book each tutor group had chosen.

The boys were also judged in assembly on their participation, effort, originality and attitude in their tutor group photos.

The winners were:

  • 3W – Fantastic Mr Fox
  • 4M – Winnie the Pooh
  • 5O – Alice in Wonderland and 5SR – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • 6EM – The Bible
  • 7C – The Dictionary and 7T – James Bond
  • 8P – The Hunger Games and 8RB – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, with a special mention for 8F – Horrid Henry

There were plenty of joint winners as Mr Silk and Mrs Stratton genuinely could not split them.

There were also plenty of fun competitions throughout the day that the boys could enter, including a ‘guess the teacher’s bookshelf!’

The teachers, not to be left out, joined in the fun by either dressing as some of their favourite literary characters – we particularly enjoyed Mr Silk’s Pooh Bear and Mr Egan’s Gruffalo – or emblazoned their t-shirts with quotes from their favourite books.

The day was a wonderful celebration of stories and showed the love that both boys and staff have for books and reading.

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