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World Book Day, Doha College style

Cristina Ionascu

World Book Day is always a hugely anticipated event in the Doha College calendar. This year, a key focus of the day was inclusion and diversity, with students being encouraged to delve into themes and authors from minority segments. In Primary, English lessons got children partaking in deconstruction of a text that explored inclusivity.

Students and staff dressed as their favourite characters, and brought to school books of their interest, many in different languages and of different cultures.

The day was interspersed with DEAR times (Drop Everything And Read), when the students did just that, and there was also an annual Bookworm quiz in Primary.

From the myriad of noteworthy moments, let us mention these two: primary teacher Sarah Taylor, who dressed as Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured hearts at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, and design and technology teacher Steve Daly, whose book “Automotive Air-Conditioning and Climate Control Systems” is used as a textbook in technical schools.

In the Secondary School, there was an additional fun dimension to the day in the form of heroes and villains. Many groups dressed up collaboratively and embodied Snow White and the many class dwarfs, including queen/witch villain, or Cruella de Vil and the 101 Dalmatians (well, 15 Dalmatians in this case).

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  • Doha College
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  • World Book Day