World Book Day 2019
World Book Day On the 7th March we celebrated all things brilliant about books. We had several different activities running across the school and also lots of fun activities in the ILC. KS4 were challenged with a Quote Treasure Hunt. Staff were given a quote to wear on their lanyard from one of the three key KS4 texts Romeo and Juliet, An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol. Students then had to ask staff for their quotes and collect all 30! The competitive side really came out in some of our students as the race was on!
KS3 were asked to listen out for Roald Dahl words which had been hidden in their lessons by teachers. Then they came to the ILC at break and lunch to claim their prizes! I was certainly left a little Biffsquiggled after the Giganticus response!
During form time we celebrated the great work that our Reading Ambassadors are doing with our Paired Readers. The Reading Ambassadors give up their time two mornings a week to listen to younger students read, offering them extra support and building their confidence.
Our paired readers are also doing really well at improving their literacy. Mr “James Bond” Mycock, read to the students from his favourite childhood book ‘The BFG’ which had all students captivated while they enjoyed some sweet treats.
We also held our first “Popcorn and Books” in the ILC at lunch time, students were asked to talk about their favourite books or authors while enjoying some popcorn treats! Zoe in Year 8 told me that “Anne Frank was her favourite book because you can’t believe that it is real and it teaches you so much about normal people in a horrible time of history”
We announced our 500-word short story winners, all Year 7s were asked to submit entries and we had some fantastic stories to read. Victoria came first then Amelia and Alex was third, they all received a book token as a prize.