World Book Day at Ysgol Eirias

"’And what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'”

There was plenty of conversation around the school on Friday 3rd March when English teachers made their way through school as though “They were all mad”.

Hmm, “Curiouser and curiouser”.

Following in a long spanning tradition of inspiring young learners to see the positives and the joys of reading and engaging with these fantastical characters; the English Faculty donned their seasonal garb, this time to a theme that’s close to home.

Alice in Wonderland, the much-loved tale of adventures in a dreamy world, that contains wonderful language as well as colourful characters; has spawned generations of admirers and has enabled teachers and students to dress up in all manner of bizarre costumes.

With a nod of the mad hat to the dress-up efforts of our Sixth Form for Comic Relief, last week saw Alice, the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, mice and playing cards wandering around school with more than a bemused grin to greet them.

Literacy Co-Ordinator Miss Sinkinson said, “Bringing awareness of the joys of reading is paramount to the school environment.”

Diolch yn fawr iawn to the English staff for bringing a smile to a few faces on Friday.