Our World Book Day celebrations began early with the launch of our competition – the Reading is Power Manifesto. Entries were very creative, including a quote from Plato stitched onto a decorative cushion!
Break time saw a Silent Reading Event that our keenest readers signed up for in advance - they thoroughly enjoyed the tranquillity of a silent library. Lunchtime was a much livelier affair with eight teams from Years 9, 10 and 11 competing in the World Book Day Quiz. Congratulations to our Year 9 winners!
In addition to this, staff members all around school shared book recommendations with our students to promote wider reading and reading for pleasure.
Our celebrations concluded with a visit from leading poet and former Birmingham Poet Laureate ‘Spoz’ on Monday 11th March (please read separate report).
At Borrington library, World Book Day activities were available for all to take part in at break and lunch times, with many contributions from pupils in both Year 7 and Year 8.
Activities included the following: poetry corner where pupils could create their own poem, create a map of their own fictional world, design a book token, create a fictional character, design a new book cover for their favourite book and write a six-word-story, which was by far the most popular competition with many entries.
The library was extremely busy and all participants received a badge and a sweet for each entry. It was lovely to see so many pupils taking part and entering all of the competitions. Deciding which entry was the winner for each competition has been very difficult - all entries are winners in their own right.