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Book Week

An array of visits and activities have been planned to take place at KSA next week as part of events for celebrating World Book Day.


An array of visits and activities have been planned to take place at KSA next week as part of events for celebrating World Book Day.
From Monday students at the Secondary Phase will have the chance to meet with a visiting illustrator, an author and a scriptwriter, who will be providing them with inspirational workshops, alongside an array of other book related activities being offered.  
The week starts with a visit from Manga Artist, Anna Fitzpatrick who will be spending the whole day in the Academy and will be running workshops in both the library and the art department.
She will be working with Year 12 and 13 art students and Year 7 students in English lessons.
On Tuesday up and coming scriptwriter Darren Tomalin will be at KSA to work with some of our Year 12 media students, Year 8 & 10 drama students, Year 11 expressive arts students and delivering a creative writing workshop to our Race ToThe Top students.
Wednesday in the school will be Wimpy Kid Wednesday as Year 7 and 8 students will be looking at celebrating the ever popular series of books by Jeff Kinney.
Thursday, 3rd March is National World Book Day and Staff will be dressing up as their favourite fictional book characters and encouraging students to take part in book quizzes. The students will also be receiving a visit from a book fairy who will be handing out WBD £1 vouchers, books and other literature goodies.
Then finally on Friday, author Bali Rai will be present at KSA and he will be working and talking to students through his creative writing workshops being held with Year 7, 8 and Race To The Top Students.
Head librarian at KSA, Mrs Heidi Economou said: “It is going to be a very busy and exciting week for our students during World Book Day week and we are very lucky to be able to welcome three inspirational visitors. Anna Fitzpatrick, the Manga artist will be looking at how character and atmosphere can be developed and conveyed, through Manga. Manga is a worldwide phenomenon that has captured the hearts of people all around the world, including the hearts of a number of our students.
“On Tuesday we will have the pleasure of welcoming Darren Tomalin, a local scriptwriter to the Academy, who is a successful and an award winning screenwriter who has recently had one of his screen plays commissioned, ‘Minus Two’, which will go into pre-production next year.
 “Wimpy Kid Wednesday is going to be a fun day for fans of the popular books series; especially as the Diary of A Wimpy Kid Books are still the most borrowed series of novels from our library.
“Thursday will see all staff celebrating with the students on World Book Day and then on Friday we look forward to welcoming Bali Rai, Book Trust’s sixth writer in residence, to the school to inspire our students' creative writing skills.”
Mrs Economou added: “The whole week aims to enthuse, inspire and to promote reading to all KSA students. There will also be opportunities for students to participate in various activities including a book swop, The Great World Book Day Quiz, and surprise visits from a mysterious book dealer. Each student will also receive a £1 book voucher to put towards a book of their choice or to buy one of the special £1 WBD books on offer this year.”

For more information on the school’s visitors please click on the links below:  

Anna Fitzpatrick:

Darren Tomalin:

Bali Rai:

World Book Day Voucher information