King Alfred School holds week of World Book Day events
and Highbridge students recently celebrated World Book Day with
a week of events.
King Alfred School celebrated the national event across an entire
week, putting on various activities, all in the hope of raising
awareness of World Book Day and therefore students involvement
in books and reading.
took part in various activities within tutor time across the week
(a week which the school entitled World Book Week).
events included book quizzes, book recommendations and other competitions.
were then able to take part in lunch time activities held in the
schools library. Such events included: reading musical chairs,
library scavenger hunts, book tasting and a design your own book
school also tried to raise awareness by organising popup book sales
in various locations at the school during break and lunch times
across the entire week. The school also put Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory type golden tickets up around the school for students to
hunt throughout the week.
also dropped reading mystery bags in obscure locations around the
school. If students found these bags they could keep the objects
concealed within them (books / stationery etc.).
finale occurred on Friday were students and staff dressed up as
their favourite book characters. Staff and students could then attend
a fair which was held in the schools hall at lunch time. Various
stalls were organised for the fair.
stalls included a cake sale, a book sale, lucky dip, soak the teacher
(Miss Booth, Mr Hoskins, Mr Shepherd and Mrs Markoutsas getting
soaked to the bone for a worthy cause), a raffle, sporting activities
the week, the school managed to raise £80 which will be donated
to the National Literacy Trust. This is a charity which helps raise
childrens reading and writing ability across the UK. This
is a significant figure considering most activities cost 10 or 20p
to take part.
Booth, the Literacy Coordinator at The King Alfred School, said:
"There was a real buzz around the school because of the activities
organised by the school. I have never seen so many students get
so excited about books. It was truly wonderful to see."
have a fantastically enthusiastic cohort of students and staff at
our school who are more than willing to get involved in some kind
of way, whether that is through partaking in activities or even
organising them in the first place."
this in mind, I must thank the following students who kindly volunteered
to be part of the World Book Day Committee who helped run and organise
the various activities put on across the week. These students include
Jonathon Bickerton, Naomi Brown, Nicola Fabicka, Rebecca Fear, Shauna
Cross, Tia Edwards, Shera Akma, Katie Bartlett, Luke Mallaby, Faith
Hooper and Michael Oliver. Without their help, the week would not
have been as successful as it was."
must particularly thank Jonathon Bickerton and his mother, Mrs Bickerton,
who baked the most amount of cakes I have ever seen for the World
Book Weeks fair and for also helping in a variety of other
ways. You are both very kind."