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Pupils And Staff Celebrate World Book Day

03 Mar

Staff and pupils have had a great time celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 3 March.

One of the English department and Library's highlights of the year, it is always a great opportunity to share the joy of books.

At Tutor Time the whole school community took part in a ‘Drop Everything And Read Challenge’ including Mr Hester, Headmaster, whose book of choice was Bob Mortimer’s autobiography And Away. In their form rooms pupils pulled out their favourites and settled down to read.

At Lunch there was the Big Book Swap outside the Refectory where pupils could choose from a selection of donated books to take away to read.

Across the day Year 7 and 8 pupils received a free book, Boy Missing by Sophie McKenzie or The Last Word by Ben Bailey Smith, their special World Book Day gifts were given out during their English lessons. This week pupils have also been enjoying a Tutor Time World Book Day quiz.

Of course, the book fun doesn’t stop there, as the College has a regular pupils’ book club that meets weekly to swap stories and share news of their favourite authors alongside a custard cream or two. Then there is the Library’s Book of the Month, this March it is The Crossing by Manjeet Mann, providing a regular insight into different authors for readers across the school community. Parents can even get in on the act by coming along to, Head of English, Mr Kerrigan’s Parents Reading Group that meets monthly in library. They are currently enjoying The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak.

We had a busy day but everyone enjoyed World Book Day.