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