King's Worcester

3 March

Reading Challenge takes centre stage on World Book Day

As many schools today celebrate 25 years of World Book Day by paying homage to their favourite books and dressing up in book character outfits, our King’s librarians saw instead the perfect opportunity to promote Reading for Pleasure within the school.

This week sees the launch of the Senior School Reading Challenges, a friendly inter-Form or inter-House challenge that encourages pupils collectively as a Form or House to read 25 books. House or Form points and prizes will be awarded. Pupils in the Lower Years, Lower Remove and Lower Sixth will all be involved.

School Librarian Ms Jeffery added, This challenge is the perfect opportunity to encourage our pupils to engage with reading. We hope to introduce them to new books, authors and genres, and to remind them of how enjoyable and relaxing reading can be.”

During World Book Day, the Library has been giving away copies of the special edition World Book Day titles to the Lower Years, which was a lovely surprise for them!

Additionally, this week pupils in the Lower Years and Lower Remove have been viewing author and illustrator webinars in their English and Art lessons. The authors were the ever-popular Robert Muchamore,  A M Dassau (author of Boy Everywhere, whose enlightening talk on refugees has been particularly pertinent this week) and Emily Haworth-Booth (illustrator of Protest! How people have come together to change the world).

Some of our Upper Fourth Pupils said about the event,

“The subject definitely interested me; I’ve learned so many things from here and the talk was very eye-opening. I would like to read this book; it sounds interesting and educational.”

“The talk changed my view of Syria and it went in-depth into the lives of people there and why they left.”

“It was really interesting to see just how wrong the stereotypes [of refugees] were and how normal life was in Syria, just as here. Her [A M Dassau’s] book sounds really interesting and I look forward to reading about Sammy’s journey and reading his perspective.”

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