”Books are a uniquely portable magic” – Stephen King.

Today in the academy we are celebrating World Book Day as part of Reading Week 2023.

This week we have been celebrating reading in all it’s variety and all the benefits it brings to our health, wellbeing, education and future opportunities.

In their lessons our students enjoyed various extracts, texts and authors that linked interesting reading to all their different subjects.

They also took part in a reading survey about their reading habits, a World Book Day scavenger hunt, staff fancy dress and a chance to read for a good cause with the launch of our Read-a-thon challenge.

As part of the World Book Day activities each student received a scavenger hunt form and spent the day asking staff about their favourite books to fill in on their form. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

We have had lots of brilliant staff costumes today including Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables, the Cat in the Hat, Where’s Wally, Sybill Trelawney and Bellatrix Lestrange.

Tomorrow we are launching our Read For Good Read-a-thon challenge. Read for Good are a charity who encourage young people to read for fun and to help others.

This year students are being given the opportunity to ‘read for good’ causes and help others around the country.

Money raised buys books, resources and storytellers to help young people in hospitals, as well as supporting books, resources and libraries in our own schools.