World Book Day Week - 2019

World Book Day:
Celebrating Literacy Week

Mon. 4th March – Fri. 8th March 2019


Theme: Storytelling & Me


A HUGE   THANK YOU  to the staff, students and parents who  helped make our World Book Week so successful!

We had storytelling happening all week in the library and the students and staff took turns in our storyteller’s chair exploring stories and thinking about how to make the story sound interesting for the listener.  There were so many storytellers, we can’t fit all the photos in this space!

The storytelling will go on! 

 The Storytelling Chair is now in room 15. 

We will continue to use it to tell stories and promote the fabulous books we have in our library, highlighting the hidden treasures and boosting new books as they are added. 

If you want to find out more, keep an eye on our website as our wonderful staff have offered to allow us to video them reading more stories.  [Some of our stories will be read and signed for those of you who want to practise your signing skills or enjoy a signed story.]

You’ve written new books for the library -  and they are amazing!  We will be getting them published during the Summer term so that you will be able to come to the library, look along the shelves and find your story as well as read stories written by others.

Professional storytellers came and shared their skills – Our Year 7, 8 and 9 students enjoyed the opportunity to build their creative skills through a workshop run by our friends at Drama Hut and one of our favourite storytellers from Booster Cushion Theatre came to visit our KS3, KS4 and KS5 Thematic Learners encouraging them to join in telling a new and very exciting    version of Goldilocks  & the Three Bears!  All the students had a great deal of fun and boosted their confidence and             communication skills taking part in this work.

Finally, we enjoyed a special assembly on Friday when students came to school in their World Book Day clothes (so much more fun than school uniform!).  Staff and students competed to see who had the best book knowledge, there was definitely some sneaky tactics on both sides – particularly the students who did their very best to trick us – and sadly I have to report that they students won!

A huge thank you once again to everybody for their enthusiastic participation in this event.  Our students and staff always rise to any occasion and it was wonderful to share this week with you.  Please remember to use you World Book Day tokens, the closing date is 31st March 2019, so don’t miss out on a free book!                        


Anne Sugden                                        Claire Heggie                                           Christine Wilkes
English & EAL Faculty Leader             Reading Intervention Manager             Librarian



Here is the planning powerpoint for the week:





On Friday 15 March we were visited by the Booster Cushion Theatre Group, who told and acted the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.   Here is a powerpoint about  the visit.