Yet again, the college celebrated another fabulous event in aid of World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. Students immersed themselves in a wide variety of activities which included; ‘The Big Beck Book Quiz,’ ‘The Great Beck Bake Off’, ‘The Big Book Debate’ and a writing competition titled ‘This is the time, this is the place .’
There was an abundance of adulation had by all, as students showcased their skills and knowledge of famous authors and novels. Students flourished in the Big Beck Book Quiz as they predominantly enjoyed the competitive style in which it was run and no student was drawing a blank . yet there can only be a small number of overall winners and prizes were awarded for all their hard work and efforts.
Mr Daly took to the realms of showing the budding debaters amongst the Year 8s, who truly and inspirationally delivered good performances on novels they had studied. The English Independent Study area teetered with excitement as students’ oozed confidence and admiration for some of their favourite authors and novels.
Yet, the highlight of the day was some of the scrumptious and delightful cakes some of the students’ baked and decorated inspired by a novel they had particularly enjoyed. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl was a particularly poplar design choice, but a cake using the poem ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ by William Wordsworth drew a number ‘wows’ from the teachers in the English Department. However, overall winner had to go to Cerys for her wondrous take on the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, joint second went to Chloe and Lydia, and third place went to Jack. All entries were amazing and huge congratulations to everyone who took part.
It has to be said, we’ll be beck again and booked in next year for more celebrations!