World Book Day 2016 Celebrations

Monday 14th March 2016

On Thursday 3 March, girls from across the school celebrated World Book Day through competitions, fancy dress and writing. The girls adorned themselves in a range of colourful, imaginative and creative costumes that ranged from fairies and pirates to Mrs Norris, Head Librarian, dressing as Mary Poppins and a oompa loompa!

The Fancy Dress Competition was a close fought competition with 1st place prizes handed out to pupils from almost all of the houses. Please find below for all the winners:

Fancy Dress Competition Winners

  • Wisdome – Isobel Salmon
  • Webbe – Charlotte Goforth
  • Ffyler –  Katie Blundell
  • Wilkins – Shana Hart & Emma Hewlett
  • Maddock – Amelie Colls
  • Michell – Charlotte Way

Pupils also participated in a Who am I? Guess the Author’ Competition which involved girls locating the names of twelve anonymous authors who appeared on hidden posters around the school. Congratulations to Anastasia Dekic for claiming 1st place and to Amber Richards who came in 2nd place.

Our World Book Day Creative Writing Competition for the lower school years was judged this year by novelist, Jamila Gavin. Jamila is is a British writer born in Mussoorie in the United Provinces of India, in the present-day state of Uttarakhand in the Western Himalayas. She is known primarily for children’s books including several with Indian origins. Jamila attended Queen Anne’s on World Book Day to judge the competition and was very impressed with the quality of work submitted. The full results of the competition are published below:

Creative Writing Competition Winners

  • L4Q – Lexie Davies
  • L4A – Scarlette Riijkse
  • L4S – Holly Bureau
  • 4Q – Mackenzie Wilcox
  • 4A – Anna Holland
  • 4S – Niamh McKenna
  • U4Q – Jaz Harding-Laleman
  • U4A – Amaal Hasen
  • U4S – Sophie Lange
  • U4C – Anna Hallam

Our final World Book Day competition involved pupils outlining concisely which literary characters float their boat or tickle their fancy in gushing, romantic terms! The full list of winners are as follows:

  • L4Q – Molly Skeil
  • L4A – Sophie Triptree
  • L4S – Joanna Adeoye
  • 4Q – Abby Hutt
  • 4A – Jasmine Booth
  • 4S – Lucy Gregory
  • U4Q – Celia Chanchorle
  • U4A – Perdy Dabliz
  • U4S – Elenor Paterson

Click here to view some photographs from World Book Day 2016.