World Book Day

world_book_day1Thursday 3rd March 2016 was World Book Day and, as usual, the library celebrated it with lots of fun and competitions. It all started the day before when the Year 9 Photography students roamed the school taking photos of many members of staff who had been asked to bring in their favourite books. No-one was safe and they captured teachers and school staff alike. The pictures will eventually be displayed on the walls of the library (after air-brushing, of course!).

Throughout the day there were ‘golden tickets’ given out to randomly selected students who had to say what they were currently reading and then produce the book. There were chocolate treats in the library for the winners. Well done Jasleigh, Ben, Kelsie, Saphron, Olivia, Emily, Maria and Stefan. There was a wonderful selection of books and some of the titles included Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, 1984, Looking for JJ, Goosebumps and the Time Traveller’s Wife.

This year we have two main Library competitions, ‘Concrete’ poem/mini story and a book token design. The words of the poem must make the shape of the content eg heart-shaped for love, elephant-shaped for animals. Our other competition is in conjunction with National Book Tokens, it is to design a new token. There will be a school winner but the best entries will be sent into the national competition. The closing date for both competitions is Friday, March 18th and the winners’ names will be published before the Easter break.

During afternoon registration I had asked the tutors to read out extracts from their favourite books instead of our usual whole-school silent reading. Many students haven’t been read to since they were very young and they really enjoyed the experience. Mrs Aves, Library Manager