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World Book Day

Published on 28 February 2017

Do Something Booky!

World Book Day

Staff Activities

Staff Fancy Dress  on Thursday, all pupils will be given voting slips to nominate the teacher who they think is best dressed as their favourite book character! Voting slips must be handed to Student Services by the end of the Day! 

A HUGE thank you to all staff who donated books for the Year 11 Blind Date with a Book Stall – there will be a prize draw for all of those who donated – we had 120 books in total! 

Pupil Activities

  • All KS3 PP children will have a book which they have chosen delivered to their form room
    This will have a student voice slip – it is essential that this is filled out by the pupil and returned to Miss George, English Office. 

  • A book hunt passport in all Form Folders for KS3 on Thursday
    Pupils should hunt down the correct books from Teachers' doors across school and find the quotation from that room. Pupils must also 'interrogate' the Teachers listed! There will be a bounty of £20 for one person from each Year Group – all completed passports need to be given to Miss George in C4 or the English Office by the end of the day! 

  • A Story Telling workshop for Year 7 taking place in the Hall Periods 1, 2 and 3
    Year 7 will be telling tales of mythical creatures and far off lands in an interactive workshop where each pupil will take on the role of a vibrant character. Students will be harnessing their storytelling skills to produce an unbelievable tale of magic and mystery. 

  • A Year 8 workshop with cartoonist, Tim Quinn taking place Periods 1 and 2
    He will be running through the history of comic books, guiding students in the creation of two brand new characters... one Beano character and the other will be a Marvel style dude! Students will be telling story after story after story about these characters after Tim Quinn has left the school. 

  • Year 9 Crime Fiction Writing Workshop, Periods 1 and 2
    Dude, what’s the problem? Character, conflict and plot – a creative writing workshop. 

    A fun and interactive creative writing workshop that explores the links between plot and character and the essential conflict that is at the heart of any compelling narrative. Students will be invited to enter the world of Sophie, the protagonist of Marie Basting’s crime story Leave it All Behind. Inspired by Sophie’s experiences, they will develop their own character profile and use this to generate the opening to a short creative piece. Depending on the interests and progress of the group, there will also be the opportunity to explore a number of plotting tools that will enable students to further develop their creative writing. 

  • Year 11 Blind Date with a Book Stall on the English Corridor at lunch and the end of the Day
    On Thursday, Year 11s will be invited to take a book home kindly donated by staff at Manchester Academy... the only trick is that students won't know which book they have chosen until they unwrap them! Be daring, be brave, be bold and pick up a book from the English Department's Blind Date with a Book Stall. Please encourage your Year 11 pupils to come and choose a free book! 

  • The Library will be holding 'Diary of….?' – A Quiz for Years 7 & 8 will take place in the Library

Kristina George 
Reading Coordinator

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