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World Book Day 2017

‘I do believe that something very magical can happen when you read a good book’ – J.K Rowling

Thursday, 2nd March was World Book Day and as such English classrooms across the College were a hive of activity as we celebrated all things literary.

This event is a real highlight in the Spring term and students in Years 8, 9 and 10 had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of games and tasks all of which were book related.

Year 8 classes enjoyed an interactive quiz with six very challenging rounds. Just some of the activities the teams were required to complete included: identifying the story by reading an edited version of the blurb, ranking book titles in order of their publication date and matching authors with the main protagonist in their books as well as naming the novel – no easy feat, you will agree and even Big Mal joined in on the action! Other classes were involved in writing book reviews and reimaging book covers. A special thank you goes to Mrs McLaughlin for organising and distributing the resources to make the day run smoothly.

In addition, all Key Stage Three students received a book token towards the purchase of a book of their choice.

It was today that the Year 8 Book Club launched their pupil-led book group. They plan to meet weekly, on Wednesdays at lunch time, and have produced a series of ‘Recommended Read’ posters to encourage a love of reading in the College. We wish them all the very best with this new endeavour.

Happy World Book Day!

‘If you are going to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books’ - Roald Dahl

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