Pupils Celebrate National Hobbit Day
The book, written by J. R .R. Tolkien, a teacher at Oxford University, was originally intended as a tale to amuse his children – but then developed into a worldwide phenomenon and the sequel trilogy (The Lord of The Rings) soon followed. 76 years on the book has transformed into a major motion picture directed by Peter Jackson.
We asked pupils if they had seen the film and it came out with mainly positive reviews, as more than half the pupils had seen (and enjoyed!) the film. Even more pupils had read the books and it amazes many that even though it was published in 1937, it still wows and captivates children and adults alike today.
We saw lots of interesting costumes and many people took part in the ‘Best Dressed Hobbit’ competition held in the library. Also in the library, at lunch and break people were able to bring up their lunch and enjoy reading the books and watching bits of The Lord of The Rings in a special ‘Hobbit Reading/Film Area.’
All in all, the event was a great success and both students and teachers alike enjoyed the day and look forward to celebrating Bilbo and Frodo Baggins Birthday on 22nd of September!
Report by Megan Whitlock.