Article 28: All children have the right to education
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Suess
******Fantastic Book Fortnight: February 26th – March 9th 2018 ******
This year we held our very first ‘World Book Fortnight’. During this time, pupils were given many opportunities to pick up a book and read as well as participate in bespoke subject based activities and extra-curricular competitions.
On Monday 26th February Years 7 pupils were invited to dress up as a character from one of their favourite books or stories. As prizes, £5 Amazon vouchers were awarded to Cerys Pridmore, Molly Lewis and Faith Slee after being voted the best dressed pupils.
Following on from the success of our ‘Character Costume Day’ we had our whole school book fair. On Wednesday 28th February WHSmith set up their stall for the day where pupils were able to spend their £1 World Book Day vouchers in exchange for one of the World Book Day books. This was a great success and we are proud of the working partnership we have developed with WH Smith.
During the fortnight members of the Student Parliament organised a series of competitions and activities.
All pupils were keen to get involved in ‘Guess the Quote’, ‘Guess the Book Cover’ and ‘Guess the Book Reader’ competitions. Prizes were awarded to Chelsea Llewelyn (Year 7), Allana John (Year 8) and Momin Muhammed (Year 9) for their correct entries.
We are extremely pleased with our first World Book Fortnight and are happy to have appeared in The South wales Evening Post who were keen to run an article on our activities. We are really looking forward to building on our success and ideas in our next World Book Fortnight in 2019.