14 Mar

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Last Thursday on World Book Day the whole school came together to celebrate a love of reading and join in on the literary fun!

We started the day with a Bookish breakfast in the LRC, where students joined us to read their favourite book or discover new and exciting authors. Mrs Smith had decorated the English corridor to celebrate one of our most treasured and revered authors of all time, Roald Dahl. There were competitions taking place along the English corridor, book presents hidden throughout the school for students to find and keep and book tokens and magazines distributed.

At 1o:30 the whole school dropped everything to read. This included all staff throughout the school. A blissful half an hour for all to enjoy, with many students borrowing new titles from the LRC.

The fun did not stop there! At break time over 130 tokens were exchanged for World Book Day titles. Our most popular selections at KS3 were the new Percy Jackson title and Jeff Kinney’s latest ‘Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend.’ At KS4 Malorie Blackman’s ‘Nought Forever’ was the most popular choice.

During each lesson of the day, teachers stopped to share a story. This year’s choice came from another of our most popular authors, Anthony Horowitz. Staff also surprised their students with some fantastic costume choices based on some of their favourite novels!  We had a reading lunch time and as part of our ‘Screen Reads’ film selection we had a J.K Rowling classic on the big screen at lunch time.

World Book Day was a chance for all of us to celebrate our love of reading; to discover new favourites or reflect on which books have had the greatest impact on our lives. We hope that you had a fabulous day too!