World Book Day Celebrations
To celebrate World Book Day, Whole School Literacy Co-ordinator Michelle Lea-Watts and the library team organised a variety of book related activities to inspire students and encourage reading for pleasure.
Key Stage 3 students took part in ‘StoryCraft’ workshops in each of their lessons, which focused on topics such as ‘How to Structure a Story’, ‘Descriptive Writing’ and ‘Making People Laugh’. At the end of the day, students put their new skills into practice by planning their own story during their last lesson.
Throughout the day, the library team also gave out 300 books to targeted students and handed out book tokens, allowing students to buy themselves one of the selected £1 World Book Day books.
Other activities included a form time quiz and a book title quest in which posters with book titles on where hidden around the Academy to see how many students could find.
Staff also dressed up as some of their favourite characters, with costumes including Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians and the white Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. The Art and Design department choose to have a department theme and all teachers came as characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Michelle Lea-Watts said: ‘In each of their lessons students received writing advice from the expert authors such as Charlie Higson and Malorie Blackman, through videos. It was wonderful to see the whole school pull together to ensure Key Stage 3 students received a comprehensive package of tips and advice on how to write an excellent story.
‘I’m really looking forward to reading the hundreds of amazing entries to our World Book Day story writing competition on Thursday, and more importantly can’t wait to award the prizes’
Don’t forget to submit your pieces for the Wold Book Day story writing competition by 3.30pm on the Thursday 14th March to be in with a chance of winning a Kindle!