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Book week

Book Week

Various activities and workshops were held in the library to celebrate Book Week (4-8th March). The activities ranged from creative bookmark-making, to active treasure hunts, to the difficult task of producing imaginative 6-word stories!

It was a great opportunity for students to share their passion for reading with old and new friends, to work in teams and to compete individually. The energy and enthusiasm from the students ensured the activities were a lot of fun, and we are already looking forward to Book Week next year!

Monday: Treasure Hunt

Two teams, two routes, two treasure chests. Students had to follow the clue to lead them to the next book and next clue – solving the mystery and unlocking the treasure chest of chocolate!

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Tuesday: Book Speed-dating

Students brought along a copy of their favourite book, and had a minute to tell the person opposite about it before swapping partners. We hope every student met a book they would like to read!

Wednesday: Bookmark Making

An opportunity to be creative and make bookmarks! This workshop was led by Sophia N., Mieke S.and Ella H.

The students produced some excellent bookmarks – monsters, cute animals and various emojis! The activity was so popular that students even stayed after school to continue creating bookmarks. 

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"I really enjoyed leading a group of enthusiastic students, which made the experience of 'teaching' very interesting." Year 9 Student

Thursday: Blurb & Cover Matching; 6-Word Story

There were two activities on this day. Firstly, images of book covers and typed up blurbs were displayed on the table. The students worked together to match the cover with its correct blurb.

Next was the ‘Hemingway Task’ – a competitive task using Ernest Hemingway as inspiration, who famously wrote: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”, the students were challenged to write a story in just 6 words. Three awards were up for grabs, and the winners are…Madeleine K. (Greatest Collection of Stories), Jiya J.(Best Individual Story) and Margareta M. (Honourable Mention). An excellent effort from all students – some stories were hilarious, others devastatingly sad, and a few so strange they were brilliant!

Friday: Potato Characters

Using a variety of materials kindly donated from the Primary School and the Art Department, the students poured all their creative energy into producing potato book characters! Messy, frustrating and a lot of fun, the potato characters included the Lorax, the Joker, Harry Potter and Obelix. They are proudly displayed in the library – come and take a look before they all turn green!

Thank you to our fantastic student librarians for your help. Thanks also to those who participated – hope you had fun, and get thinking for new activities next year! -

Mr. Prince

 "From being one of the bookmark-making leaders I have learned that you need a lot of patience teaching someone else, whether it’s about bookmark making or a subject like maths. I also learned how to communicate and explain things to people so that they actually got what I was saying without me showing them practically. Overall I really enjoyed this new experience of teaching someone something new and making new friends :)."

Sophia N.

"I really enjoyed leading a group of enthusiastic students, which made the experience of 'teaching' very interesting."

Year 9 Student

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