World Book Day Winners 2.03.17
Birches Head Academy’s World Book Day winners Jasmine Morrison and Ellie Mayer proudly present their trophies after winning the school’s treasure hunt competition.
As well as testing their literary knowledge, the quiz challenged their innate cunning and persistence as they chased down a series of questions and answers cunningly located across the school.
They also had to find and interrogate teachers to discover their favourite books and recommendations.
Jasmine Morrison, 12, left, who chose The Kill Order by James Dashner said: “It’s much better than the film; there’s more detail and more to think about.”
Ellie Mayer, 12, who chose Dog Zombies Rule by Tom Gates, added: “I like an adventure and a book that is fun when you want to turn the next page.”
The secret of their success was simple they chimed: “Team work, we worked together and we won.”
Birches Head Academy Literacy Co-ordinator, Kate Baskeyfield said: “Since the first World Book Day 20 years ago sales of children’s literature in the U.K. have more than doubled and its celebration is a valuable element of our constant push to drive up reading ages and give our pupils a love of the written word. In the last two years standards have risen dramatically and initiatives such as World Book Day where the school promotes reading for pleasure also aims to make staff part of the process. The school has also taken part in two Readathons which involve reading all day for charity; and been involved in many competitions including: a BHA Spelling Bee competition where tutor groups put forward a representative to win the overall title, the SASCAL Youth Speaks Out Competition which saw a team of three pupils go forward to the semi-finals and the Emma Bridgewater Creative Writing Competition which saw one of our pupils get named as one of the top ten entries.”
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