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St Ives School World Book Day Lockdown Challenge

This week, the children at St Ives School in Haslemere, Surrey took part in a World Book Day Challenge.

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4th March 2021 — Whilst the children have been learning from home, due to Covid-19, St Ives’ Head Teacher, Mrs Goldsworthy, has been setting pupils weekly “Together Whilst Apart” Lockdown challenges that are purely for fun and allow time away from screens and desks. This week’s challenge was inspired by World Book Day with Mrs Goldsworthy challenging the pupils to create a well-known book character out of either a potato or a spoon.

Mrs Goldsworthy was thrilled with the entries she received. Characters ranged from Roald Dahl favourites such as Mr Twit from the Twits, the evil aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, from James and the Giant Peach to the Giraffe from The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me to Roger Hargreaves characters such as Mr Bump. The entry that made her laugh the most was a potato dressed as Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants!

Mrs Goldsworthy said “Being creative has always formed an integral part of a St Ives education and it is wonderful to see how the children’s creativity has thrived during this period of remote learning. They have clearly had huge amounts of fun taking part in all the challenges and, by sharing them in our community, they’ve helped us stay ‘Together Whilst Apart’. However, we are all so excited that we’ll be back on the school premises on 8th March and can’t wait to enjoy the last few weeks of term together.

‘Together Whilst Apart’ was the school’s temporary motto, used whilst the school was closed, and formed a key role in all their planning – be it academic work, extra-curricular activities or pastoral care. The school knew it was fundamental to keep the spirit of St Ives at the forefront of their children’s minds so they continued to feel involved and connected, ready for the physical return to school.

St Ives School is a thriving independent prep school in Haslemere for children aged 2-11 years old. There are only a few remaining places for Reception September 2021. To find out more email registrar@stiveshaslemere.com or call 01428 643734.



St Ives School (Coed 2-11) is a day school in Surrey.

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