< Back to Blog

A culinary-inspired World Book Week at the Junior School

IMG_0590

The Juniors enjoyed a fun-filled week of activities to mark World Book Day last week. Inspired by this year’s culinary theme, the girls were asked to create their very own recipe for a ‘Fit for a King’ cookbook, where the girls had to imagine King Charles III was popping over for tea. Years 3 and 4 created savoury starters, Year 5 designed some mouth-watering main courses and Year 6 developed delectable desserts. As well as making a collective cookbook available for parents to see, this was also a competition to be judged by the Redmaids’ High catering team! The girls were lucky enough to receive tips from cookbook author Kalpna Woolf via a virtual assembly on how to inject their own personality into a successful recipe page. 

On World Book Day itself, the Junior School added a twist to their book-inspired dressing by adorning themselves with utensils and cookery ware such as aprons, chef’s hats, tea towels and even cup cake crowns, staff included! 

All the girls had a brilliant time in their dance workshops with West End in Schools, as they choreographed routines to either Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile (Years 3 & 4) or Neil Gaiman’s Coraline (Years 5 & 6). 

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a talk from author Tamsin Mori, who inspired the group with her adventure-filled, yet personal anecdotes to writing children’s books. Years 5 and 6 were enthralled by author Fleur Hitchcock’s talk about her own writing experiences, influences and the book editing and cover illustration process. 

All girls received a World Book Day token that they could exchange for a free book of their choice in participating bookshops. Whilst our girls are very fortunate to own books at home, we also took the opportunity to ask them to donate one of their own books to our outreach schools, with a message about why they hope the next reader will love it as much as they did. 

As always, thanks to the team at Max Minerva’s for helping to organize the author events as well as holding a WBD book sale at school. 

To support reading at Redmaids’ High we offer a Sixth Form/Year 5 Reading Buddy scheme. This week, the seniors will be escorting the juniors to Max Minerva’s for a tour of the shop, the chance to swap their WBD token for a free book and, find out about the latest reads from the booksellers’ themselves. What a treat! 

 

Date Posted: 8 March, 2023

Articles for: Junior

World Book Day 2020 - Catherine Bruton visits | Redmaids' High School

World Book Day 2020 - Catherine Bruton visits | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 5 March, 2020
READ MORE
Students venture to Borneo  | Redmaids' High School

Students venture to Borneo | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 12 September, 2019
READ MORE
Pencil cases for Peru | Redmaids' High School

Pencil cases for Peru | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 30 November, 2020
READ MORE
A nativity tale for Year 3 | Redmaids' High School

A nativity tale for Year 3 | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 11 December, 2020
READ MORE
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! | Redmaids' High School

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 11 December, 2017
READ MORE
Founders’ Commemoration Day 2019 | Redmaids' High School

Founders’ Commemoration Day 2019 | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 18 November, 2019
READ MORE
Celebrating books! | Redmaids' High School

Celebrating books! | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 13 March, 2018
READ MORE
Redmaids’ High juniors help Australian wildlife  | Redmaids' High School

Redmaids’ High juniors help Australian wildlife | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 6 February, 2020
READ MORE
Creativity abounds at St Briavels | Redmaids' High School

Creativity abounds at St Briavels | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 27 February, 2020
READ MORE
Celebrating Pride Month: 5 top LGBTQ+ books for young people

Celebrating Pride Month: 5 top LGBTQ+ books for young people

Date Posted: 20 June, 2022
In celebration of Pride Month, we asked our school Librarian, Miss Bratt to recommend her favourite books which cover...
READ MORE
Presenting ‘Puss in Boots’ the Opera | Redmaids' High School

Presenting ‘Puss in Boots’ the Opera | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 19 February, 2019
READ MORE
Student artwork to appear at Glastonbury Festival  | Redmaids' High School

Student artwork to appear at Glastonbury Festival | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 14 June, 2019
READ MORE
Future stars of stage and screen | Redmaids' High School

Future stars of stage and screen | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 5 March, 2019
Future stars of stage and screen
READ MORE
Stars of stage and screen | Redmaids' High School

Stars of stage and screen | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 9 September, 2019
READ MORE
Dinosaur WOW Day at the Junior School | Redmaids' High School

Dinosaur WOW Day at the Junior School | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 13 November, 2019
READ MORE

Our Year 3 and Year 5 pupils meet author Anthony Burt

Date Posted: 6 June, 2022
Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of welcoming the author, Anthony Burt to our Junior School. Mr Burt met with...
READ MORE
In recognition of our hard working, resilient Year 11 students | Redmaids' High School

In recognition of our hard working, resilient Year 11 students | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 20 August, 2020
READ MORE
Black history matters | Redmaids' High School

Black history matters | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 18 October, 2019
READ MORE
Junior School pupils review four non-fiction books

Junior School pupils review four non-fiction books

Date Posted: 13 November, 2021
Having had their application accepted by the School Library Association, a team of junior pupils (from across Years 3...
READ MORE
Proud to support our local bookshop

Proud to support our local bookshop

Date Posted: 13 July, 2021
We're delighted to announce our partnership with local bookshop, Max Minervas.
READ MORE
Click here to view all news articles