From the Head of Teaching and Learning
On Thursday, a group of students and parents gathered in the GLAD Centre with comfy pillows and blankets to watch the movie 'Mr Popper's Penguins'. The students were struck by how different the book was from the movie. 'Mr Popper's Penguins' was written in 1938 by Richard and Florence Atwater. The original story was about Mr Popper who was a house painter, who never had much money, but always had big dreams. In contrast, the 2011 movie, starring Jim Carey, shows Mr Popper as a very rich and serious man who works in property development.
As we munched on popcorn and treated ourselves to an iceblock, it was fun to watch this entertaining movie and think about the many differences between the book and the movie. Which was better, the movie or the book? Well, you will have to ask our Family Book Club members about the answer to that question!