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Thorpe boys have a day of literary fun!

Published Tuesday 26th of November 2013 10:19:03 AM

On Monday 11th March, the boys of Thorpe House School in Gerrards Cross enjoyed a day of literary-inspired activities ending in a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. The day was organised by staff in a bid not only to get pupils reading more but to see reading as something enjoyable and fun rather than a chore. The boys were asked to come dressed as their favourite book character and spent the day participating in a range of exciting, book related activities.

The pre-prep hall was transformed by staff to look like a scene from the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland and the boys spent an enjoyable hour eating cupcakes and playing games. The Gerrards Cross Bookshop was also invited so the boys could buy a book using their £1 World Book Day token.

Following on from the day's activities the boys are taking part in a Readathon asking friends and family to sponsor them to see how many books they can read in a week.

Chris Myers the teacher who organised the event commented:
'Computer games, iPads and iPhones mean that for some children reading is not top of their agenda, so we decided to organise a day dedicated not only to reading but to using books to promote other activities. The Readathon means we can involve their parents too so they can share the pleasure of books with their sons.'

Sam Whalen, Junior Head Boy was very enthusiastic:
'I like playing on my computer when I'm at home, but I want to beat my friends in the Readathon so I am going to spend more time reading this week! I really enjoyed all the cakes and party games at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party!'
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