World Book Day


World Book Day this year fell on Thursday 4th March, meaning we did not get to celebrate in school as we usually would. However, that did not stop our Y7 and Y8 students getting involved in reading and book-related activities remotely!

Students enjoyed listening to their teachers reading J.K Rowling’s “The Ickabog”. Many members of staff across the school read a chapter, which was then posted daily, and students are continuing to listen to the book in their DR reading times and at home.

We also received some amazing book cover designs of favourite books.

Angelina Friend Y8


Olivia Graham Y8

Our students wrote poetry too, inspired by their favourite books.

Here is a poem by Maddie Bell Y7, inspired by the Harry Potter collection:

Hogwarts, Hogwarts what a wonderful place

Maybe you'll be intelligent like Hermione

Witty like Ron

Brave like Harry

Funny like the twins

Loyal like Dobby

Confident like Draco

Sweet like Neville

Loving like Lupin

Or wild like Hagrid

It's a mystery

You might belong in Gryffindor

For the brave and daring

You might belong in Hufflepuff

For the loyal and patient

Maybe Ravenclaw

For those of wit and learning

Or perhaps a Slytherin

Bitter and cunning

Though your house does not define you

No matter what Hogwarts will always be your home.

They also got creative and wrote short stories using the opening lines from well-known books.

Here is a short story by Mia Miller Y8

Johnny never knew for certain why he started seeing the dead…

Our first form of communication. Safety, security, comfort all in the gentle caress of a finger, or the brush of lips on a soft cheek. He never thought he would miss her presence until it was no longer there- whether it be the bright smile carved onto her angelic face or her large heart; maybe it was the vanilla scent that tainted the air when she left. Johnny was entranced by the girl. With her, his dreams were filled with euphoric memories of the times spent together. Soon enough his heart was almost as full as hers.

However, happiness is not promised to last.

Rusted silver plunged into the girl's stomach as she slowly fell to the cobblestone street with tears blurring her vision. She allowed darkness to overcome her and death to take her innocent soul.

As the crimson red liquid seeped into his cotton shirt, Johnny’s eyes were glued to the lifeless body that lay on the floor like a magnet. It was her. The girl he once knew lay unmoving as her once bright eyes drained into nothingness…

His dreams had now changed into nightmares as he lay staring blankly at the empty spot in his bed. The bruises that hung under his eyes, showing those around him he was not okay. What they didn't know was whenever he allowed his dry eyes to close, memories of her plagued his unstable mind. The bittersweet feeling of seeing her again taunted him and his mind became his worst enemy.

Johnny never knew for certain why he started seeing the dead but the lingering vanilla scent she once left behind gave him an idea as to why ….

Other activities completed throughout World Book Day week included: designing comic strips based on favourite books, making book characters from things found around the home, and some of our students even dressed up at home!

Students also answered questionnaires about their favourite books, which are now being used as recommendations in Student Notes each week.

We were so impressed with the work produced by our Y7 and Y8 students and will continue to foster a love of reading throughout their time at Towers.