Kineton High School celebrated World Book Day a week late because of exams, but it did not stop pupils going all out with costumes as book characters from zombies to Harry Potters attended school to mark the occasion last week.
During the day Kineton had a number of different book-themed activities that started with a drop-everything-and-read session in tutor time that was then followed with different workshops and quizzes.
Pupils were lucky enough to be joined by very tall author and poet Andrew Fusek Peters, author of The Skateboard Detectives, Ravenwood and Poems with Attitude. Mr Peters spent the day working with Key Stage 3 students; he performed his poetry, played the didgeridoo and also ran a creative writing workshop with 30 Year 9 students looking at how to write a thriller.
Year 5 students from the school’s linked primaries joined in for a book quiz which was won by Tysoe Primary School.
Mrs Johnson, School Librarian dressed as the Wicked Witch of the West said: “Nothing beats World Book Day at Kineton High School, it is magic! We always enjoy celebrating books and reading, everyone participates and our students’ creativity is just amazing.”