If you had to choose your favourite book of all time would it be an easy choice? I find it almost impossible - I love so many books - hopefully but the end of this article I will have decided.
This week we have been enjoying Reading Week with many fun activities that centre on books. We’ve had lunchtime talks by teachers from many different subjects talking about reading for their particular specialism in Art, maths, History and many others. We have also had spooky stories in the library and a dress up day as your favourite book character. I dressed up as Dumbledore!
The reason I asked at the start about your favourite book is that one of the activities this week has been a literary Dragons’ Den. Six members of staff were in competition to sell their favourite book - to pitch it to the dragons (our students) who were to decide which book deserved their attention, based on the persuasive techniques of the teachers.
I’d like to thank all the staff for their input to reading week this year, and particularly to the English Department for coordinating it.
We have also had the interhouse basketball matches this week in lunch time - a terrific way for as many students as possible to have fun and compete in sport.
Next week will be strange - though we will be pleased to see our Year 9’s back with us after their amazing trip to Sapa - but for those of us left in school, we will be without the Year 7 and 8 students who will be having brilliant adventures on the trips to Cuc Phuong and Cat Ba. I hope they all have a great time.
Ok - I’ve decided - my favourite novel is The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
What is yours?
Mr Nick Lee - Head of Secondary