Sibford School Students attend US conference
"We decided to put the tree up in the Library to inspire others to read these books"
Held in Rhode Island, a conference titled ‘Equality: Past, Present, Future’, provided Sibford School Sixth Form students with the opportunity to meet with pupils from Quaker schools in the USA and explore issues of equality, diversity and gender.
Meanwhile, speaker and workshop sessions encouraged the young people to consider social justice and activism.
Making the most of their visit, the Sibford students managed to fit in some stateside sightseeing, including a visit to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck and Ground Zero. They also took in the Broadway production of Les Misérables featuring Alfie Boe.
Pupils win £500 in World Book Day Competition
Year 8 pupils at Sibford School recently won £500 in the 2016 World Book Day Award competition. Working on the theme ‘Where does your reading take you?’ the pupils created a special literary tree with branches pointing to the different places books lead them to.
And on World Book Day (3 March), they discovered that their entry had been highly commended … meaning £500 to spend on books for the school library.
12-year-old Charlotte Harries-Harris said: “We got our inspiration from Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree series where the tree takes people to different places.
“We came up with our favourite books and got places from them, for example Swindon from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Narnia from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We then made leaves out of pages from books and placed these on branches to represent the different places each book takes us.
“We decided to put the tree up in the Library to inspire others to read these books … and it’s working! We now plan to keep the tree growing so that it encourages more and more people to get into books.”
Whole School Open Morning – 29th April 2016 from 9.45am
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