Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
St George's celebrated World Book Day with a plethora of activities and events. In the lead up to the Day girls in Lower School were given the opportunity to browse and buy at the annual St George’s Book Fair. They bought (with help from their parents I’m sure!) an astonishing £944 worth of books. Girls in P6 were also encouraged to play Book Bingo when visiting the Lower School Library.
In Upper School, pupils were delighted to discover that the ‘Literary Pairs’ competition had returned. The competition saw Upper School staff wearing a badge with the name of a literary character which the students then had to match into pairs. The competition was harder than last year, but students embraced the challenge and many of them spent most of lunchtime desperately trying to identify as many badges as possible! There was also a special prize for the first staff pair to make it to the US Library – well done Aslan (Miss Turner) and the White Witch (Mrs. Hall).
In the Junior School, Miss Barr launched World Book Day at Assembly by sharing the story of Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith. With so many silly sounds, it was perfect for Junior School to join in! Miss Barr also helped the Nursery to celebrate by singing songs and reading the story ‘The Book Without a Story’. The Little Owls were dressed for the occasion as their favourite literary characters and there were some amazing outfits!
World Book Day was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate books and reading and we hope girls at St George’s have been inspired to get reading!