Our favourite day of the year
Davenies have had a World Book ‘Week’ this week with many activities involving the whole Davenies community. Our theme has been Favourites and we have celebrated this in many ways.
The week started with a World Book Day assembly, at which Ralph Suggett masterfully played the Harry Potter theme tune, year 8s read from the new, free Book Day Books and every class shared their class favourite book, there was everything from Harry Potter to A Squash and a Squeeze, and many in between. A real treat for the boys has been populating the biggest display we’ve ever done at Davenies – the River of Reading – to which staff and boys have added their favourite books.
Parents and boys were invited to share their favourite family book on two displays. Pre-Prep have been writing their books on leaves on a tree and the Prep school have ‘graffitied’ theirs on a brick wall at the gate. On Wednesday, Year 2 walked up to Beaconsfield High School to listen to Alex T Smith, the author of Claude and other selected books, the boys were enthralled by the author’s talk, bringing World Book Day to life.
In line with the national World Book Day theme, Sharing a Story, the year 7 boys read to year 2 and the reception boys, one boy remarked ‘that was better than playtime!’ And not forgetting the Story Book Jar competition, for which boys had to guess the stories in 10 jars from the words hidden inside.
And finally…………all the boys have been given a World Book Day voucher for them to take to a book shop and swap for a free book – anything from Percy Jackson to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, to Claude Best in Show. What a great week.