We are busy preparing for World Book Day (1st March) and as usual the Scholastic Book Fair will be in the library for the whole week. Y7-9 students will all visit during an English Lesson and will receive their WBD £1 voucher which can be spent at the Fair or taken away to use in a participating book shop.
We have been running competitions with all classes during Library Lessons – Y8s are putting screen characters with their book titles and Y9s are deciphering Book Tweets.
Keeping with our recent Harry Potter theme (it was Bloomsbury’s Harry Potter Night on February 1st) Y7 have been given a flyer asking them to compose an acrostic poem using a character or spell from the books/films. We hope this makes a nice half term activity. Details are below and poems need to be with us by 25th February.
Following on from the runaway success of last year’s quiz to celebrate Bloomsbury’s Harry Potter Night, we ran another this year for Y8 and Y9 teams (and one from the English Department!) Thirteen teams in all battled it out with a newly designed quiz including a Whose wand? Round and NEWTS Round with the returning 2017 winners hopeful of reclaiming their crown. As ever the Library Ladies produced some magical nibbles and butter beer (from their own secret recipe!) and two lovely students produced HP cakes. 6th form students helped run events and managed the scores. We were thrilled to see some students really swept away by turning up in robes, scarves and with important Hogwarts equipment!
Unfortunately for the returning winners (and the English Department) competition was fierce, especially from Y8 teams. The winners were:
1 S.P.E.W (33/44 points)
2 Four Champions (32/44)
3 Honeydukes / The Niffler Puffs (30/44)
Many thanks to everyone for helping joining in with such gusto – and here’s to next year – Cheers!