World Book Day
Posted on 5th Mar, 2020
Some staff and pupils at CCCS used World Book Day as an opportunity to dress up as a character who has links to the School. Several children came as Harry Potter and one as Severus Snape - a nod to the fact that the Great Hall at Christ Church was the inspiration for Hogwarts.
Our Headmaster, Richard Murray, dressed up as the School's founder, Henry VIII, inspired by the fact that World Book Day was also the publication date of Hilary Mantel's third volume in her trilogy, and our Form 3 teacher, Miss McHugh, chose Alice in Wonderland, the character based on Alice Liddell, whose father Dean Liddell established the current site of our school on Brewer Street whilst he was Dean of Christ Church. Perhaps next year we can look forward to a Lord Peter Wimsey, the gentleman detective in the crime stories of Dorothy L Sayers, whose father, the Rev Henry Sayers, was Headmaster at CCCS at the end of the 19th century.
The enduring appeal of the Mr Men was evident in the fact that not only did Miss Nicky, Miss Rachel and Miss Kat, in Nursery, dress up as them but so, too, did a Form 7 boy, whose scribbled t-shirt made for an artistic version of Mr Messy. Two of our Teaching Assistants, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Williams made a great pair as the Tintin twins, Thomson and Thompson, and were happy to team up with not one but two Tintins among the boys. Other starring costumes included a young Dmitri Medeleev, the Russian chemist who published the periodic table, a Gerald Durrell and a Gangster Granny.