World Book Day 2017
World Book Day 2017 was celebrated in style in the academy library. We hosted a wonderful Balloon Debate which saw famous fictional characters Hermione Granger, Alice, Alex Rider, Sherlock Holmes and Katniss Everdeen descending rapidly in a hot air balloon on a collision course with a mountain. All of the ballast had already been jettisoned and the balloon’s occupants had reached the uncomfortable conclusion that if any of them were to survive, some of them would need to be thrown overboard. Five brave students played the parts of these characters and had to argue to defend their places in the balloon, in the face of some tricky questions and quite confrontational heckling from the audience. They all made a splendid show of it, but Dufie Oteng-Gyan was a worthy winner as Katniss Everdeen. Well done also to Athena Eng, Ronya Edwards, Harley Peutrill and Katie Frost and their back-up researchers who were on hand to give them some ideas if they got stage struck.
The Big Book Quiz was brilliant fun and included a ‘Missing Words’ round, a ‘Name the Narrator’ round, a ‘Decipher the Literary Haiku’ round and ‘Miss Hilley’s Teen/YA Fiction’ round. The Alexandria team came first, with Avalon a close second. Thank you very much to all students and staff who took part. You’ve all won points for your houses.
We had activities every lunchtime to celebrate the joy of reading and I hope all of our library users enjoyed the week as much as we, the staff, did J