There was a real buzz in the LRC (Learning Resource Centre) on World Book Day. Those who dared to enter the LRC – also known as the Chokey for the day – were greeted by Miss Trunchbull (from Matilda)!
During the day, our Year 7 Craft Club had great fun creating and making their own bespoke bookmarks, and all students took part in a Treasure Hunt organised by Miss Trunchbull (also known as Mrs Davies, LRC Manager). Students had to follow clues around the LRC to find the 8 book characters that would be filling the 8 seats available around the dining table. This created lots of conversations about various books, the characters in them, and different genres.
At the end of the day, Miss Trunchbull was very tired but also very happy, about how the day had gone.
Thanks to Read Manchester, Marcus Rashford books were also distributed to selected students in every class, to help encourage further reading and discussion:
Reading Stats / Competition Winners
- Total reading minutes: 684 minutes 38 seconds (between all students)
- Student who read the most (break/lunchtime total: 38 minutes 7 seconds): Aya (Year 7)
- Lucky dip winner: Nadin (Year 7)
- Form ‘guess the reader’ competition winners: 7RP2, 8MA, 9RF1, 10RF2
Claim Your Free Book
All students need is the digital book token and a book shop or supermarket that has a World Book Day stand.
World Book Day, have worked with publishers and children to create a list that will appeal to a wide range of interests and stages of reading. Click here to see the full list of books and find out more about them.
For your nearest participating retailer, you can enter your postcode and complete a search here.
More About World Book Day
World Book Day’s mission is to promote reading for pleasure by offering every child and young person the opportunity to choose their own book. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success and it’s fun for all involved.
Stories can also bring families together. World Book Day are committed to helping you find something that you and your child want to read together. Click here to access a range of free podcasts.