Book Week 2018
Another amazing Book Week has been and gone, and with it a frenzy of reading activities, puzzles, competitions, and celebrations. This year’s theme of ‘Folklore and Fairytales’ inspired some amazing costumes at the Character Parade, and some excellent creativity in the artwork for the Book Door competition!
The week opened with the traditional ‘Book Swap’ to share our pre-loved books, and then the luxury of ‘The Big Read’- a full lesson with no distractions to get stuck in to a good book! This is right at the core of Book Week, where we aim to promote and encourage a love of reading, and try to build good reading habits for the future.
We welcomed back old favourites, such as Treasure Hunts, Quizzes, the Story Tent, ‘Drop it and Read’, and our programme of KS3 students taking time to read to Primary students and help to foster a love of story-telling throughout the school. The Book Door competition saw some incredible artwork; such a lot of thought, teamwork, and effort from all involved!
We had some new activities too, including the fantastic ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ for Primary students, who I’m sure will agree that it was excellent fun! The Cake Contest had some superb entries from students and staff, and I personally look forward to even more entries next year!’