Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday
Cockburn School Celebrates Dickens’ 200th Birthday on 7th February
Celebrations will be taking place throughout the school to mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens's birth on 7th February. From staff fancy dress to fun classroom activities, the school is set to have a ‘Dickens’ Day’ to remember and we expect by the end of the day students will be shouting “please sir, can I have some more?”
Charles Dickens, born in February 1812, was a writer whose characters and stories are part of the fabric of readers of English literature - Oliver Twist and Fagin, Pip and Miss Havisham, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge. Many of his novels have been turned into successful film and TV adaptations, from multi Oscar-winning Oliver! to BBC’s hit series Bleak House. The oldest surviving film version of a work by Dickens – A Christmas Carol – is from 1901 and over a hundred years later Dickens’s works are still being filmed for cinema and TV and every one of his 15 novels has been filmed at least twice.