Book Week at Northampton High School

Book Week was as busy as ever this year, and is a much-loved staple of the Northampton High calendar

Book Week in the Senior Library has been a busy one as ever with the focus being on encouraging the love of reading through a variety of activities and games which highlight the range of stories available in the Library. The competitions, including a Tik Tok based word search have been fiercely contested and the girls have had great fun in these lessons.

Teaching staff have also been making book recommendations to their classes during the week, either linked to their subjects or personal favourites. Dr Lines for example loved White Boots by Noel Streatfield as a child and is currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt; Mrs Curtis recommended Holes by Louis Sachar, describing it as funny, clever and fast paced. For older readers Mr Donaldson chose one of his favourite books, The Road by Cormac McCarthy about a father trying to keep his son safe in a post-apocalyptic world whilst searching for safety and a better life; Miss Kneen’s recommendations by Richard Osman are on the lighter side and this week’s Books of the Week.

The highlight of the week was The Murder Most Unladylike Party on Thursday lunchtime, hosted by Mrs Fordham and Miss Buxton, girls from Year 5 to Year 7 gathered in the Wake Wing to enjoy quizzes and various murderous activities. The Robin Stevens books are highly entertaining, with a couple of feisty girls solving mysteries over a series of books and a great source of creative inspiration.

We hope all activities will be helpful with half-term in sight and the prospect of down time reading!


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