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Marshfields School

A Positive Choice

World Book Week

World Book Day and World Book Week 2016

Theme: Heroes and Villains      Shaped: E for Exciting

The theme of heroes and Villains was introduced in an assembly on Monday of World Book Week. (29th February) Students were asked to guess the character from a series of short statements on the screen. This was a fun way to address literacy by using reading out loud and inference skills. Most of the characters were from the books they had studied throughout the Key Stages so it was little wonder that hands were shooting up throughout the assembly.  There were hoots of laughter and a great deal of merriment as staff and students hissed and booed the villains.

Some of the characters ‘came to life.’ 

Miss Carrington - English Department lead – narrator appeared as Snow White (Heroine) from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by The Brothers Grimm.

Miss Hicks - English Department appeared as Bellatrix Lestrange (Villainess) from The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

Mrs Rouncefield - English Department appeared as The White Witch (Villainess) from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

Mr Atkinson - TA /Media appeared as Lord Voldemort (Villain) from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

Mr Sykes - Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator and ‘all round good egg,’ appeared as King Macbeth from the play of that name by William Shakespeare.

Hamzah, Callum, Ryan and Mathew from Post 16 all appeared as Mr Darcy– The Romantic Hero in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.

The loudest boo was most definitely directed at Macbeth. However, interestingly throughout the week, the student voice and voters claimed that Lord Voldemort was the worst villain. (Well, he did try and impose a life time of detentions on one of our boys!)

When the penultimate day arrived staff and students did not disappoint. The effort made was outstanding and the only ‘fly in the ointment,’ was the consternation caused by trying to decide which costume was the most inventive.  I was in turmoil.  There were some amazing outfits and some of them looked all too realistic. For example, Miss Mills as Catniss Evergreen, was holding a bow and arrow as I walked through the room. There was even a small staff group celebration of The Cat in the Hat. Finally, I settled on a draw between two students.  These were: Cameron’s Wonder Woman (Strictly speaking not from a book but a heroine nevertheless) and, Louis’s Miss Trunchball, complete with whistle and knee socks!   (Definitely a book and most definitely a Villainess of the highest order!)  Staff agreed and Louis and Cameron will be receiving a special award in our next assembly.

Well done to everyone who took part!

A. Carrington