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World Book Day

World Book Day

Cheney School celebrated World Book Day in style this year with lots of varied activities, all aimed at encouraging and celebrating reading amongst our student population. Most activities were centred around the library where the book slam took place. Lots of students swapped unwanted books for a new read; it was great to see so much enthusiasm for choosing and exploring books and the atmosphere in the library was buzzing. As well as the book swap, students also did some creative book folding and a Harry Potter book quiz which showed that so many of our older students are such avid Potterphiles that a harder quiz is planned for the coming weeks. The Blackwells pop-up shop has been rearranged due to the snow day on Friday 9th March. Students will have the opportunity to spend their World Book Day tokens on £1 mini reads or to obtain £1 off a full-priced book.

The main focus of the World Book Day at Cheney was Drop Everything And Read during which everyone in the school stopped what they were doing to read for 20 minutes. The whole site went completely quiet and many students who had not picked up a book for some time were spotted reading. It was interesting to see the variation in what staff and students brought in to read – non-fiction proved particularly popular – and the event prompted lots of discussion around books and reading, which is what WBD is all about.

Next year, the intention is to build the book swap into something even bigger (to hopefully include revision guides), and to make Drop Everything and Read into an annual event.

Thank you to all staff and students for their help in making this year’s event a resounding success.

Mrs Jill Fenton