Zombies Capture Students' Imagination
More than 50 students from Year 7 to 10 have signed up to Librarian Amy McKay’s club which will culminate with an overnight survival camp in a local woodland.
Ten students from the club – which meets in tutor time every Thursday – will be selected to take part in the outdoor adventure which has been devised by Ms McKay.
Miss McKay said: “Horror is having a renaissance at the moment, although vampires appear to have had their day now and it is Zombies that are proving to be popular.
“I thought the club would be a great way to lead up to the survival camp which is taking place later this term. There are ten places on offer and the students who really get involved with the club will be the ones to get the places.
“It is also a great way of engaging the boys with reading as this is something that captures the imagination and I am really pleased that they are being very creative with their ideas.”
As part of the club the students are asked to research Zombies – how to spot them – and how to survive the apocalypse.
Self proclaimed Zombie Nerd, Year 8 student Morgan Holt, said: “I read about the club in the In Press magazine and I thought that is just my thing.”