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Celebrating World Book Day at Oaks Park High

Posted: 15/03/21

Students in school last Thursday, March 4, had lots of fun on the Literary Treasure Hunt around school to celebrate World Book Day.

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Each year group bubble had specific time periods to explore the school looking for teachers wearing special T-shirts with literary quotations on. They had to match the quotation with the teacher and then bring their completed answer sheets to the library, where Mrs Berry, LRC Manager, had a special treat for them as a prize.

For the whole school, whether in school or learning at home, the library also devised a series of book quizzes and ‘Guess the Teachers Reading’ photo competition for all to complete online.

During lunchtime, Mrs Berry also read Horizon students a story by Neil Gaiman in the library and gave all the students a special World Book Day book to take home to keep.

Feedback from parents, students and teachers alike has been very positive about the day and the activities, and we are very pleased World Book Day was such an enjoyable day for the students as well as staff.

Huge thanks to local bakery, Stennings, who so kindly provided delicious doughnuts for the third year running as sweet treats for the students completing the treasure hunt.

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Don’t forget, we still have events running to celebrate World Book Day throughout the first few weeks of March. Our Oaks Park High Great Bookish Bake-Off runs until Monday March 15, so do get cooking and baking and send a photo to us – enjoy eating your creation at home!

World Book Day is all about instilling a lifelong love of reading for pleasure and celebrating and respecting the power of books, so it is wonderful to see our students enjoy these celebrations and understand how reading transforms lives!