World Book Day 2013
World Book Day this year was celebrated in our customary literary fashion. Y7 marked the occasion by dressing up as their favourite book character and parading in the ‘Carnival of Characters’ in the library at lunch time. We saw some truly spectacular characters and were delighted by the creativity of the costumes. This was followed by our annual House Lit Quiz which attracted great crowds of girls to pit house lit wit and gain house points – and of course, chocolate!
KIDS LIT QUIZ 2012
Two teams of girls from Y7 and Y8 competed in the very exciting regional heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz at the end of last term in St Gregory the Great School. The Y7 team took 2nd place, narrowly losing to Cherwell School, and Y8 came 7th out of approximately 35 teams from across Oxfordshire. Congratulations to both teams on their outstanding performance.
Y7 team: Grace Bagnall-Oakeley: Carys Bufford: Isabella Henstridge: Flora Pinne.
Y8 team: Isobel Bruce: Flora Tucker: Maddy Whitby: Kate Whittington.
Sadly, one of the team members, Matilda Butterworth, was taken ill on the day and couldn’t compete. Fortunately, we had two excellent reserves, Anna Russell and Maddy Whitby and so at the last minute Maddy joined the Y8 team.
Author Visit: MG Harris
In March, we hosted a visit from local author MG Harris and were delighted that students from Cherwell and New College School could join us for the event. MG gave a very entertaining talk on ‘Apocalypse Moon’, the latest book in her ‘Joshua Files’ series. There was great interaction with the audience and she answered questions on her writing, her inspirations for the books and her experiences with the publishing world. Mark Thornton, of Mostly Books, Abingdon, attended the event and set up a wonderful display of her books in their striking shiny black slip covers.