Celebrating World Book Day 2016 ( Published: 03/03/2016)

Lucky Year 7 students were visited by children’s author, L.A. Weatherly (also known as Lee Weatherly), as part of World Book Day 2016. The American author, best known for her book series ‘The Angel Trilogy’, came in to speak with and inspire budding student writers.

Author L.A. Weatherly advertises her book, Broken Sky, with Year 7 students for World Book Day 2016

Students got the opportunity to hear from the professional author and ask questions about her life and work as a published writer. They were also offered the opportunity to purchase recent book titles at a reduced price, including her newest title (Broken Sky), which were handed out during a book-signing to finish off the event.

Miss Mason, Teacher of English and event organiser said this:

Today was a wonderful opportunity for the students to meet a successful published author, who has written many of the books they have read and enjoyed over the years. It was a true celebration of World Book Day 2016 and it was absolutely brilliant to see so many students purchasing their own signed copy of Lee’s book. Happy Reading!

There was a special presentation for four Year 9 students who won prizes for blogging at last year’s Manchester Childrens Book Festival. Zainab won first prize (£100 Amazon voucher) for her blog and Taha, Areeba and Atiya came runners up. These students are a credit to the school and were thoroughly deserving of these prizes. The visit to Whalley Range was part of the Trailblazer activity for the Manchester Childrens Book Festival and was a fantastic way to celebrate World Book Day!

We’d like to thank L.A. Weatherly for coming in to see us and we wish her well with her new book release.

What are our Favourite Books?

Many other things have been going on in school today to celebrate World Book Day. Please watch our video to find out what some our staff and student’s favourite books are!

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