World Book Day raises £543 for Read for Good
We are pleased to announce that World Book Day raised £543.90 for Read for Good!
As part of the whole school focus on literacy and reading, on Thursday 7th March staff and pupils at Sir William Robertson Academy celebrated World Book Day. Students and staff dressed up as their favourite book character with prizes awarded to the best dressed students across the academy.
For students not dressing up, then a non-uniform day took place where all proceeds will go to ‘Read for Good’ who are a registered charity that provide a regular supply of new books along with storyteller visits to brighten up the days of children in all of the UK’s main children’s hospitals.
There were a variety of book-related activities and competitions throughout the day all with a reading/literacy theme. At the start of each lesson staff read an extract to their groups from ‘Moonrise’ which is one of the UKLA shortlisted books for 2019. Moonrise is the astonishing new novel from the multi-award winning author of ‘One’. The phenomenally talented Sarah Crossan has written a poignant verse novel aimed at students aged 11-14 that asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye? Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row. But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think.
Some of the English teachers at the school are judges for the UKLA Book Awards 2019 and are currently encouraging students to read some of the shortlisted books. Many of the staff have already read the nominated books and written reviews which have been shared with the students and can be found on the website: http://www.swracademy.net/ukla-book-awards-2019-read-the-reviews/
Lunchtime activities included a quiz, word search and a Find the Beasts competition with staff members having pictures of the ‘beasts’ from ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’ on their security pass lanyards, with pupils trying to find as many beasts amongst the staff members. World Book Day was organised by Miss Nicole Oldfield, Lead Practitioner of English and the English team who were delighted with the response to the themed day.
Click to read the World Book Day 2019 Press Release
Click to see the World Book Days 2019 Photo Album