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On Thursday the 5th March, Ark Elvin Academy celebrated World Book Day! A great opportunity for the promotion and celebration of reading

On Thursday the 5th March, Ark Elvin Academy celebrated World Book Day!

On World Book Day schools around the country promote and celebrate reading.

At Ark Elvin, the celebrations started from the whistle at line-up as teachers dressed as their favourite book characters and authors collected pupils from the courtyard. On their way from line-up to lessons, pupils will have noticed the World Book Day posters decorating the stairwells. The posters displayed to pupils each department’s top book recommendations for World Book Day – all available to be borrowed from the school library.

 

The staffs’ impressive costumes helped to elicit conversation between pupils and staff, where they were able to share information about their favourite stories, characters and authors.

As well as dressing-up, staff decorated their office and classroom doors as a way of recommending their favourite books to pupils.

Naturally, World Book Day is a day for pupils to get involved with activities run from the school library.

At lunch time, pupils participated in a Book Fair in the library. Pupils took part in competitions and activities, including a descriptive drawing competition where pupils had to draw a character based on the description written in a book.

At the Book Fair, many pupils also visited a book sale to purchase a book for 50p! All in an effort to fundraise for the library’s manga collection.

Pupils stretched their knowledge of the library by taking part in the Library Drag Race at the Book Fair. Pupils were given the name of a book and its author. With this information they had to make their way down to track to the shelves to retrieve the book. The competition was tough, but pupil librarian, Lemar Eusebe, triumphed and managed to locate his book in an impressive 7 seconds!

After school, pupils took part in the Ultimate World book Day Quiz. 15 teams entered the competition, pushing their literary knowledge to the limit. Teams had to complete 4 rounds of questions. All the teams put in a lot of effort, but one team came out on top and snatched the prize by getting the most answers correct. 

Well done to Hinda Osman, Salma Ahmed, Carolina Donisan, Orlanshenee Smith and Leonor Assis. The 5 year-7 pupils who made up the winning team.