World Book Day at USH, #WorldBookDay20
World Book Day, on Thursday 2nd March, was marked here at USH with a series of events and competitions throughout the school, to celebrate our love of books and reading.
Every student in Years 7 to 9 was given a book token which they could exchange for one of the specially written World Book Day books. The Library was turned into a Book Stall for the day, and each class visited to choose their books. As you can see from the photos, this was a huge success, and some students even started reading their books before they’d even left the Library! I am extremely grateful to two local independent bookshops for providing the books: P&G Wells in Winchester and October Books in Portswood.
There were various book-related competitions going on around school throughout the week. These included a “Design A Book Cover” competition, for which we received some stunning entries. Some of the best designs are shown. Amy Chivers, Sian Chungh, Elouise Davies, Ami Nicholls and Lydia Nutting each received a £10 book token.
Students also took part in a treasure hunt to discover the favourite book characters of fifteen members of staff. Ananya Nawarkhele, Kindah Aldhehayan and Joyce Elumir managed to track down all participating staff and find out their favourite book character, and they shared a chocolate prize.
The “Guess Who’s Reading” photo quiz in the Library challenged students to identify the members of staff hiding behind their books. All that could be seen of the staff were the tops of their heads, so this was much more tricky that it sounds. Adam Hodges, Amy Oliver, Ajay Sahota and Pip Watkins were each the lucky winners of an Easter Egg.
Finally, we produced an amazing book tree, featuring a leaf for each student on which they’d written the title and author of their favourite book. Not only does this make a beautiful display, but it also provides students with reading recommendations based on what books their peers have read and enjoyed.