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This week we have had two celebrations. On Tuesday, Year 8 and all of the Bridewell Singers travelled to St Bride’s church in Fleet Street. There, we joined children and staff from King Edward’s for the annual service celebrating Bridewell Royal Hospital and the two schools. The service and the singing were lovely. After the service we walked past St Paul’s Cathedral to the Guildhall for lunch with the Lord Mayor of London.
Today was our delayed celebration of World Book Day and the children all looked fantastic in their costumes. We had a great assembly from Mrs Wallace’s form in which they reminded us of the joy of reading, tested our knowledge of famous book characters and explained who they were dressed as and why they had chosen that character. It was clear from their choices and from all the different characters in the chapel that the children have been inspired by an amazing range of books.
Carnegie Medal Book Club
As part of our focus on reading we are starting a reading group for children in Years 6, 7 and 8 to shadow the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal. This is awarded annually to the best new children’s book published that year. The shortlist was announced yesterday.
Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2018
‘Wed Wabbit’ by Lissa Evans (David Fickling Books)
‘After the Fire’ by Will Hill (Usborne)
‘Where the World Ends’ by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne)
‘Rook’ by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)
‘Release’ by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
‘Saint Death’ by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)
‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)
‘Beyond the Bright Sea’ by Lauren Wolk (Corgi)
If any parents are interested in reading the shortlisted books along with us, please let me know.
On Tuesday 20th March, our U13 hockey team will play in the IAPS National Final at Millfield. They are leaving after school on Monday. Please think of them on Tuesday!