A World of Words

 

Literary Events and Experiences

Staff and students celebrated World Book Day with staff from across the school dressing up as literary characters and English lessons focusing on the theme of ‘Throwback Thursday’, celebrating and exploring books from childhood in year 7, different genres in year 8 and the danger of a single story in year 9 .  Form time activities included a bunting competition and a literary quiz.  We also promoted reading for pleasure, with staff sharing the titles of their favourite texts with students.

                  

Click here to view our staff recommended reads.

Click here to view the answers to our form time book quiz

Annie Flanagan, author of Monument, visited us to carry out a workshop with our year 8 students on the connection between a love of reading and writing.

Year 7 students, during key skills lessons, accessed the Durham Book Festival recording of Lisette Auton discussing her book The Secret of Haven Point.  A competition was then launched for students to create a piece of writing using a local setting as inspiration.

Students from our Learning Zone visited Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, as part of an enrichment day and were gifted a new book, of their choosing, from the on-site bookshop.

Staff and students celebrated World Book day.  Staff dressed up as literary characters and lessons focused on the theme of ‘Throwback Thursday’, celebrating and exploring books from childhood.  Form time activities for the week also promoted reading for pleasure with staff sharing their favourite texts and a range of competitions for students.

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