World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day

How do the books that we read shape us? Why is it "World" Book Day, not just Book Day? In a special Year 7 Assembly, staff and book club members shared their favourite books with the Year group. Mr Rentell, Head of Year, talked about Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall, and Ms Stevens (Deputy Head of Year) challenged the students to read all the Harry Potter series – not just watch the films! Year 7 book club presented books from the Booktrust Future Classics selection: A Good Day for Climbing Trees, set in South Africa; Ghost Boys, set in the USA; Boy 87, about Somalian refugees; The House with Chicken Legs which is based on a Russian folktale and Star by Star set in Ireland in 1918. The students did a brilliant job of reviewing and recommending these thought-provoking and page-turning books. Reading and thinking about how people live in other countries, and challenges they go through, makes us more empathetic. We may be too old to dress up as the BFG, Miss Trunchbull or Hermione Granger, but we can use our imagination to enter into as many worlds as possible, just by opening a book. Reading is for sharing, and we enjoyed sharing our own personal experiences of reading these great books for World Book Day 2019.

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