The Middle School English department had a busy and fun week with our Book Bash project.

As an Entry Point to the project, we were visited by a fun storyteller who shared with us her stories from around the world. Y8 had their first experience with Teacher Storytellers and enjoyed all kinds of stories narrated by their teachers from different subjects.

Year 7 and Year 8 classes invited parents to their presentations on the Literature books and topics they had been working on during the first part of the year.  There were all kinds of interesting activities which included dramatizations, oral presentations, games and research on specific topics such as the Hero’s journey, environmental issues, human rights and dystopia.

We were proud to see our students at the different work stations, sharing with their parents through a variety of media their conclusions after having read what it means to overcome challenges, or explaining what a dystopian society is and what we can do to avoid becoming one, or discussing the wealth of topics in stories. There was also an exhibition of the stories written, published and – in some cases – even bound into a book by the students themselves. 

Reading opens windows to our inner selves, to nature, to history and future worlds and our students did a great job of entering those new worlds with enthusiasm and then guiding us into them as well during their presentations. Congratulations to all our students and MS teachers for their hard work and their enthusiasm, and a special thanks to all the parents who were able to share the experience with us along the way! 

English Department