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Wavell World Book Day 2022

Heroes and Villains was the theme for our celebration of World Book Day this year and there was a fabulous response from the whole school.  

On the day our students were very entertained by seeing their teachers dressed up as a huge range of characters, from Alice in Wonderland to Gangsta Granny and from James Bond to Mercutio.  We had a caterpillar teaching Science and a T-Rex solving IT issues!  Our Learning Support team were all Roald Dahl’s witches, complete with wigs, elbow-length gloves and bottles of “poison”, whilst Music, Dance and Drama all celebrated heroes and villains from Shakespeare’s plays. 

Over 50 members of staff created amazing costumes for the Fancy Dress competition.  The triumphant winners were the Science team with their Alice in Wonderland theme and a special mention went to Mr Street, for his wonderful T-Rex costume! Well done to Toby Phippen KS3 and Ruby Stew KS4 for guessing the most correct characters in the Who's Who Competition.

Our students were treated to a special whole school virtual assembly, Stop and Read during lessons and hero and villain themed classroom activities. 

There was a massive response to this year’s Wavell Writing Competition.  The English Prefects judged the huge number of entries and chose a winner from each Year Group.  Congratulations for winning the short story element of the competition go to Darcey Lea in Year 7, Grace Davis in Year 8, who also won the poetry prize, Jude Mason in Year 9 and Josephine Pinel in Year 10.  They found it hard to choose between two outstanding entries in Year 11, which happened to be from twins Libby-Beth Eyre and Phoebe Eyre.  In the end they awarded them a joint first prize.  Connie Shepherd won the Key Stage Three prize for opinion writing with her thoughtful piece on the nature of heroes and villains, and Siobhan Hanlon took the Key Stage Four prize with her strong commentary on teenage lives.  There were also some stunning entries from staff; in the end, Mr Denton came first with his account of the life of a conscientious objector in the first World War.

You can read all the winning entries here:

Year 7 Winning Story

Year 8 Winning Story

Year 9 Winning Story

Year 10 Winning Story

Year 11 Winning Story

Year 11 Winning Story

Poetry Prize

KS3 Opinion WritingKS4 Opinion Writing

Staff Prize


Some amazing artwork was also created for the Heroes & Villains Art Competition. Congratulations to the winners as seen below.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

We’re looking forward to next year and wondering what the next theme will be!