World Book Day 2022
On Thursday 3rd March, we celebrated World Book Day with a host of exciting events including a huge Book Exchange in the Library, our fundraising Cake Sale which raised over £100, creative writing for Years 7 and 8 and a Where’s Wally treasure hunt.
As part of our efforts to promote a love of reading and fiction, Years 7 and 8 spent the day on a special timetable, reading extracts from popular novels such as The Hunger Games and The Hobbit and creating their own stories. Lessons were taught by staff dressed as favourite fiction characters including Hagrid, Cruella de Ville and the three Dalmations, Sherlock Holmes and a host of other well-known story heroes, some of whom are captured on camera below ……
At lunch time, the Library was buzzing as students arrived, eager to swap their raffle tickets for one of the 130 books on display and leave with a free fantastic new read – in some cases five new reads! The Book Exchange was so popular that it will certainly be reappearing later in the year so please start saving those books to swap.
This year, the new Where’s Wally treasure hunt was a great success as students from Years 7 and 8 were racing to find the five pictures of Wally, hidden in the school windows, before coming back to the Library to collect their sweet prizes.
Finally, a huge thank you goes to everyone who bought cakes – sometimes many cakes – as your generosity will help the World Book Day Charity to provide books for many other children across the country.
For students looking for a quiet place to read those books, the Library is now open to all on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm for reading, homework or revision. We look forward to seeing you there.