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Posted on February 3rd 2018
Girls Learn Not to Judge a Book by its Cover
Girls in Year 8 are learning an important lesson - not to judge a book by its cover.
We asked Year 9 volunteers to wrap up some books so nobody could see the covers. Instead, the first sentence of the book was written on the wrapping paper.
Year 8 girls then annotated the sentences and selected their favourite opening lines before ripping off the paper to reveal the books underneath.
"The girls realised they liked the opening sentences of books they would never have picked up based on the front cover," said Amy Morris, Head of Learning Innovation.
What the girls say...
Sahanara: ‘The lesson unlocked my curiosity and I was really surprised by the book covers when I opened them up!’
Maria: ‘Finding out about the books and their cover made me realise that every book has mystery behind its cover. You can’t solve the mystery until you actually read it – looking at the cover isn’t enough.’
Zoe: ‘I was surprised and shocked by the books. I wouldn’t have read any of the books based on their front covers but I really liked some of the first pages!’