Staff and students at Upton Court Grammar School marked World Book Day on Thursday 6 March 2014, dressing up as characters from their favourite novels. There was a real sense of excitement around the school, as everyone talked about their character and the creativity of students in particular shone through.
Over a thousand pounds was raised, and the money will go towards purchasing the latest titles for the school library, and commemorative items to remember Rishi Kukar, a member of the school sixth form who sadly died earlier in the year.
Upton Court Grammar School Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “Students and staff engaged in discussions about books, some acted 'in character' and this made for a very exciting day. It was also an opportunity to raise funds for Rishi's memorial and this brought a solemnity to the day in contrast to the fun of dressing up.”
Back row (teachers) L to R : Alex Carr as the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz, Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada as Jordan Baker from The Great Gatsby, Antonia Spinks as The Worst Witch, and Laura McKendrick as Elphaba Thropp from Wicked.
Front row (students) L to R : Sankvi Devnath (11) as the Dead Bridesmaid from The Bride’s Corpse, and Jashmini Baskar (15) as a Minion.