World Book Day 2019 is the biggest celebration of reading in the calendar year. This year we were visited by the author of The Spooks series Joseph Delaney.
A whopping 310 students were given the opportunity to work with Delaney in the Arts Theatre in two separate sessions. We also had the pleasure of hosting 90 Primary School children from Brookfield Park and Trinity who came dressed up for World Book Day and thoroughly enjoyed Delaney’s talk.
Students were then given the opportunity to ask questions, purchase books and meet the author for a book signing event. Ryce Alexander in Y8 bought the whole series of Delaney’s Spooks books and met with the author to have them all signed. We are super proud of him and can’t wait to see what he thinks of the books!
On the morning of Thursday 7th March, in celebration of World Book day, a group of Year 7 students took a trip out to Skelmersdale library with Mrs Boyers and Mrs Hargate. On arrival, they took a tour of the library to look at all the wonderful free resources available to use, including books for young adults and ‘shelf help’ wellbeing books for young people. They explored the ICT facilities, the games room and even the DVD section!
They learned about all the other fantastic resources available, including the digital library and the e-book library – all free for library card holders. The students also helped to create a fabulous display, which will be exhibited in the library for the public to see, before sitting down for a shared read on a heart-warming and moving story called ‘Finding Winnie’ – the story of the real bear who inspired the award winning and infamous ‘Winne-the-Pooh’! The students thoroughly enjoyed the morning exploring the library and celebrating World Book Day!