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    Students celebrate World Book Day with costumes, songs and poetry

    Posted on: 01/03/2018

    DGS students didn’t let the cold weather dampen their creative spirit for today’s World Book Day. A number of students spent the day dressed as their favourite book character, drawing inspiration from classics such as ‘Harry Potter’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Mary Poppins’ to name just a few.

    At lunch time, the library was packed with audience members and performers for our first ever Poetry and Song-writing Competition. Participants were free to write a poem, verse or song, the only condition being that it be written from the point of view of a book character. Our Patron of Reading, Jo Cotterill, came in to school on 20th February to work with students on their lyric and music writing, in preparation for the competition. The range of entries was incredible, including  a two-piece performance from the point of view of Voldemort that featured epic rap sections, and a heart-felt piano-accompanied song written from the perspective of the lead character in Jo Cotterill’s ‘Looking at the Stars’. Our Patron of Writing, Elaine Baker, was here to judge the entries, and was thrilled with both the turnout to the event, and the extraordinary talent and confidence the performers displayed. She now faces the challenge of deciding on a winner!

    Many thanks to Jo, Elaine, and Mr Dingley, as well as all the students who took part.

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