Replace with further content or remove this additional text…Willy Wonka reigned supreme last Friday, as Years 5 and 6 (and staff members!) marked the final day of Book Week by dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl character. There were Oompa Loompas, Miss Trunchbulls, a fabulous flock of birds from The Twits, whole families of Fantastic Foxes and an extremely disturbing coven of witches!
The week’s theme had been chosen to mark the author’s 100th birthday this year and so, earlier in the week, the boys had participated in a three-round Roald Dahl Quiz, culminating in a nail-biting buzzer Final. Honour was satisfied when the three-man Year 6 team narrowly beat the three top scorers from Year 5, then graciously agreed to share their prize (a set of six books by David Walliams, signed by the author) with the losers.
No Book Week would be complete without our visiting authors, however, and this year we were lucky enough to meet a hugely varied group of talented writers. Our Patron of Reading, Matt Dickinson, was back – fresh from the slopes of Everest – to engage the boys in his Everest Reading Challenge; Philip Womack shared his encyclopaedic knowledge of Greek mythology with the Year 6 Book Club as he discussed with them his fascinating take on the story of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth; Peter Jay Black excited the boys with his tales of Urban Outlaws; and Jo Franklin ended the week by explaining to Year 5 just why her character, Daniel Kendall, thinks he’s an alien and needs to return to his home planet!