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Book and Word of the Week

Book of the Week for 24th September is: THE GOOSE ROAD by ROWENA HOUSE

“France 1916. Angélique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front. "I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won’t change either." But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears... In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angélique embarks on a journey across France with her brother's flock of magnificent Toulouse geese.”


Word of the Week for the w/b 24/09/18 is: GARISH (adjective

Meaning :  Excessively or disturbingly vivid.
Example :  “He was wearing a garish Hawaiian shirt.”


Kilby is back on form right from the off this year, scooping 1st & 2nd places with WotW,  while Marie Curie takes 3rd place.  Congratulations to the winning students for their use of the word dignity in these powerful sentences:

Winner: Euan W, K04:  “Mrs May refused to abandon the Chequer’s Plan; surrendering to the EU would decimate the shred of dignity she had worked so hard to conserve.” (Box of  Maltesers, 3 house points)

Highly Commended: Olivia Tsang, K01: “ At Calthorpe Park, there are a number of citizenship days throughout the year.  One of them focussed on children’s rights and it stressed that the dignity of children should be recognised more.” (2 house points & lolly)

Commended: Zack Dyke, M10: “ Even though he’s different, Tim, you should still treat him with dignity.” (1 house point & lolly)


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