1 March 2023

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It’s World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March and we have a range of fun activities running that are designed to pique students’ interest in a range of classic, modern and contemporary literature and encourage reading for pleasure. 
In form time they’ll hear authors read from their own WBD 10 minute stories, which include Girl Missing by Sophie McKenzie, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, Cash by Rashmi Siredeshpande, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, Adventures in Time: Alexander the Great by Dominic Sandbrook and Vampirates by Justin Somper. Click here to enjoy all the stories at home.

Students in Year 7 will don their deerstalkers and become detectives to unravel a murder

We’re running a Book Hunt Competition challenging students to track down eight books hidden around school and use the information on the front and back covers to answer questions on their Book Hunt sheet (available from the LRC). Completed sheets should be returned to the LRC by 3pm on Friday for a chance to win our prize.

Our World Book Day Bookmark workshop is back! Students can drop in to the LRC at break and lunch to create their own bookmark using a range of resources including bookmark templates and craft materials. We’re looking forward to seeing all the fantastic designs.

This year, we’re combining two of our favourite things for World Book Day - books and food! Students can take part in our WBD Literary Foodie Quiz. Pick up a quiz sheet from the LRC at break or lunch, solve all the culinary clues and hand back to the LRC desk. Winners will be announced on Friday.

We have emailed all students with their World Book Day UK free book/£1 off token, which they’ll need to print off and take to a participating book retailer. Print outs are available from the LRC on request.

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