Our return to school last week coincided with our annual celebration of books and reading in the form of Literature Week with a host of activities and events for students and staff to enjoy. In the Daily Dolphin, our daily morning newsletter to students, staff submitted videos talking about books that inspired them to ‘see the world through another’s eyes’ – the theme of the week.
There were plenty of opportunities for students to earn some House points throughout the week. Girls took part in the House Literature Quiz, the Literary Picture Quiz and the Reading Challenge was launched to run over the Easter holidays. Our annual ‘Bookface’ competition produced some fantastic entries, with Jessica in Year 8 and Rania in Year 7 named the winners. Technology students produced some stunning dishes found in literature, in ‘Cooking the Books’ and ’Year 7 students Enara, Lila and Sophia’s sublime entries in the Literary Cake Prize also saw them receive some well earned House points.
We were delighted to have Kamal Ahmed, journalist and former Editorial Director at BBC News, give an inspirational video talk to all year-groups during form-time, whilst Years 7 and 8 participated in poetry workshops led by Nigerian rapper BREIS (Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul).
We hope the theme of the week has given girls the opportunity to reflect on the importance of empathy and understanding as it has never been more important in today’s world.