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27 March 2020

Our World Book Week events tested the little grey cells of our pupils, while furthered a love of reading.

Last week, pupils were entertained by lunchtime readings from different teachers, who picked out passages of their favourite books. This included Ms Keir with Roald Dahl’s Lamb to the Slaughter. Ms Keir admitted that she chose to read Dahl’s short story to pupils because it was so gruesome!

Throughout World Book Week, our pupils also took part in a literary book hunt, with teachers wearing name badges for different fictional characters. Like one of literature’s most famous detectives, Sherlock Holmes, our pupils had to work out who the characters were and find the matching teachers. Names went from giants of classical literature like Cruella di Vil and Alice to actual giants from modern classics, like Rubeus Hagrid!

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, a number of planned events were cancelled or postponed, including a visit by poet and freestyle rap world champion, Rob Bradley, and an after-school screening of Hollywood movie, The Golden Compass.

World Book Week 2020 ran from Monday 16 to Friday 20 March. It is celebrated each year at Westminster City School, with events designed to engage and entertain our pupils. Our strong reading culture means that around 200 books are borrowed weekly from our library.

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