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World Book Day Celebrations at SRWA

On Thursday 3rd March, SRWA was full of staff and students in costume for World Book Day, ranging from terrifying zombies (‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’) to the Mad Hatter; characters from GCSE classic texts such as ‘Of Mice and Men’, ‘Great Expectations’  and ‘An Inspector Calls’.

In the morning, the Academy welcomed storyteller Jamie Crawford, who told tales of fantasy and morals woven with intense visual imagery and amazing sound effects, to the whole of year 7.  He kept a theatre full of eleven year olds totally enthralled, and afterwards, back in the LRC, spoke to older students who remembered the stories he had told them when they were back in year 7; including some year 12s who could still re-tell the horror stories he had told them years ago!  In collaboration with maths, whilst half of the year group were in the theatre with Jamie, the other half were up in maths telling stories using tangrams and learning about the maths of two dimensional shapes. This was a brilliant opportunity for the LRC and the maths department to work together, linking themes for World Book Day and underlining the links maths has with so many other subjects.