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Reading for wellbeing

2 March 2021

This week’s Westminster City School Wellbeing Challenge marks World Book Week, following last week’s celebration of different cultures.

With over 100 different cultures represented amongst our School community, there was a lot for our young people to celebrate as part of our Wellbeing Challenge last week! Pupils submitted artwork examining their culture and created a number of delicious dishes, ranging from Mauritian snack ‘gato piment’ chilli bites to Italian pizza and from Scandinavian cinnamon buns to a Sierra Leonean sauce made from black eyed peas! Our short video highlights some of our top entries and last week's winners.

As this week is also World Book Week, our KS3 pupils are challenged to complete a wellbeing task each day with tasks such as exploring your favourite book, creating a cosy reading space to read aloud to those you live with and, for our Fun Friday Challenge (open to all across our  Westminster City School) taking a ‘shelfie’, a photo of your shelves featuring your favourite books.

Ms Armatage, from our English Department, explains: “This week’s Westminster City School Wellbeing Challenge celebrates World Book Week and our School’s strong culture of reading. We are planning a number of further activities to mark World Book Day on Thursday, so keep your eyes on our website for more details

“We've had great responses to our previous challenges and I look forward to seeing what pupils record this week in their wellbeing assignment on Microsoft Teams. Remember that our weekly prizes include an Amazon voucher and three distinctions for first place.”

Entries for our Fun Friday Challenge also need to be submitted by 4pm on Friday 5 March. Pupils and students should upload their photo to their wellbeing assignment on Microsoft Teams, while staff can email entries to Ms Armatage.

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