At Devizes School, we have been celebrating books and reading for a whole week, with a special featured event on World Book Day itself!
The LRC has been hosting a week of events and activities:
On Tuesday and Wednesday we created blackout poetry, using old books to creatively form poems.
On Thursday at break and lunch time, the LRC WAS transformed into a 'Reading Clinic', with Dr Feeney prescribing your next read depending on your mood and the last book you enjoyed. Do you feel sad, anxious, or overwhelmed? The Book Doctor can give you the perfect literary remedy. Are you bereft since you finished reading The Hunger Games and want to read something similar? The Book Doctor has a cure.
Today, dramatic readings of books will be performed by our students, organised by our Reading Ambassadors.
World Book Week was also celebrated across the whole school:
All faculties have been assigned a word, and each member of staff within that faculty will have a letter. Students are challenged to find each letter and work out what each faculty's word is; winners receiving a prize.
Our pupils have been tweeting photos of themselves reading in unusual places. They have also been invited to tell their English class about their favourite book, and English lessons in the LRC have been off timetable, with story time and book lucky dips planned.
On World Book day, the members of the English faculty brought in a prop, and students had to guess what their favourite book is from the prop, clues, and answers to 'yes' or 'no' questions.
Reading is not only important for learning, but is also a wonderful hobby. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is an important goal for The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to encourage all our pupils to get into the habit of opening up a book.