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Posted on March 12th 2019
Book Bingo and More for World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 7 March with students in Years 7, 8 and 9 sharing a story together in DEAR Time (Drop Everything and Read) to start the day. Boys then received their World Book Day vouchers which can be exchanged for a free book at bookshops and supermarkets.
Members of staff brought in their favourite books for the day, including Ms Warburton (right) whose book was The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Students took part in a Book Bingo competition to find out as many of them as they could and completed a tie-breaker, describing their own favourite books.
The winner was Ahmed in Year 9 (pictured below) who named all the books and wrote about his own special book, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. He wrote: “This writer says that when kids grow up to be adults they forget what they went through in childhood and all they think about is money. I think I will never forget about my childhood when I grow up.” The runners-up were Samuel in Year 7, Lalloh in Year 8 and Diego in Year 9. And in case you are wondering.... why not download the list of our teachers' favourite books?
Books in Bags competition
Old books were re-used for another library competition for World Book Day. Six books retired from the library were cut into hundreds of pieces and put into clear bags for students to identify. Four students, among many entries, managed to give the titles, authors and volume numbers of all six – an amazing skill! Our prize winners were Ryan and Matthew in Year 7 and Syed and Joshua in Year 8.
Joshua and Matthew (below) identifying cut up books in bags.
Mr Agbaje with his favourite book, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor.
Daniel and Axel with their favourite books
Ryan identifying cut up books in bags.