Students at Albany Academy took part in a week bursting with activities and competitions to mark World Book Day 2016. Organised by the school’s English faculty, activities took place to raise awareness of the importance of reading for all students but more importantly to remind students of the joy reading can bring.
Competitions included ‘Who is behind the book?’ and book quizzes. During the ‘Who is behind the book?’ challenge for instance, students had to identify which members of staff were behind the books on posters around the school. The book was the only clue students got to which staff member it could be and prizes were on offer for the student who got the most correct answers.
Students were also reading books in the school library to find golden tickets. If students found a golden ticket in a book they had to read it and take a quiz on it through the schools Accelerated Reader programme. If the students passed the quiz then they won a prize. Year 7 students also took part in a Readathon were they were encouraged to read for 10 minutes during every lesson.
KS3 Coordinator for English, Sarah Mason who organised the World Book Day challenges, said, ‘it has been a joy to witness just how much all the pupils and staff at Albany have embraced the World Book day activities. Our pupils already value the importance of reading but this week has emphasised the pleasure of it.’