Students at Albany Academy marked the 20th Anniversary of World Book Day by taking part in a week bursting with activities and competitions. Organised by the school’s English faculty, activities were organised to raise awareness of the importance of reading for all students but more importantly to remind students of the joy reading can bring.
Activities organized included; a Readathon, The Big Book Quiz and the classic film show which all encouraged pupils to read and celebrate books. The quizzes brought together key stage three students to test their knowledge of popular books and characters from the world of literature.
KS3 Coordinator for English, Elizabeth Wallace, who organised the World Book Day challenges, said, “World Book Day was fantastic this year and staff and students worked really hard to make it a success. Key Stage Three took part in a sponsored Readathon, Literary Quiz and inter-tutor competition. We are very pleased with the enthusiasm and excitement shown by all and can’t wait to top it next year!”
The school once again organised its ‘Golden ticket’ competition. This competition encouraged students to read books in the school library to find golden tickets. If students found a golden ticket in a book they had to read the book and take a quiz on it through the Accelerated Reader programme. The Golden ticket Competition winners were James Hardman (Year 7), Millie Plummer, Millie Lever, Georgia Tighe (Year 8) and Jake Lillie (Year 9). School Librarian, Shirley Walmsley, said “There was a buzz of excited students in the library throughout the day as pupils were searching for Golden Tickets. It really captured the students’ attention and encouraged students to read.”