Celebrating World Book Day

Bookfulls of exciting activity are taking place as The Radclyffe School celebrates World Book Day.

Students took part in a live online streaming of the ‘Biggest Book Show on Earth’. Nine authors and illustrators, including Tony Robinson, Anthony Horowitz and Cathy Cassidy answered questions, and gave tips on writing and storytelling.

Every student can collect a voucher to get a free copy of one of eight children’s titles from local bookshops, or save £1 on any other book of their choice.

And the school welcomed pupils from Freehold Primary School who completed a story writing project they have worked on with our Year 11 Reading Leaders.

During break and lunchtime the reading paparazzi scoured the school to see which books staff are reading and took their photos! All the pictures will be brought together to form a display encouraging students to read whatever they enjoy. Many of the staff dressed as favourite book characters, including Where’s Wally, Roald Dahl and the Mr Men!

A library quiz had students hunting for answers through lots of different books and around the school, finding the answers to questions with the chance to win fantastic prizes.

And inspired by what they have read, students in every year group created their own short stories at two websites www.worldbookday/storycraft wwwmovellas.com. Students have entered their stories online for national writing competitions.

Teacher of English Helen Sharpe said, “We have lots of students who are really enthusiastic readers and writers of great stories. World Book Day is a brilliant way to celebrate the thrill of reading and inspire people to pick up a book.”

07 March 2013

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