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World Book Day 2018

In the run up to World Book Day, Year 7 students have had a series of themed lessons working on writing activities and creating a display that demonstrates clear ties to this year’s theme of ‘Flying high with reading.’ The students developed their ideas around this theme and took inspiration from Harry Potter, one of their favourite series of books. They created ‘Forks the Phoenix’ and students wanted to display him ‘flying high’ around the library. He is soaring above the book shelves, showing students how magical reading can be and how books can take you anywhere. As the phoenix is seen as a symbol of new life, he has been made from old donated books which have been used to create the feathers which were dip dyed in paint by the English department and then stuck on by the students. The template for Forks was created by the Art department. Hanging stars surround Forks, on which students have written comments about their favourite books.

All students who took part in this World Book Day competition will receive a certificate signed by Chris Hoy, Olympic cyclist and author of the Flying Fergus series of books, as well as author Joanna Nadin and illustrator Clare Elsom. The winning entry nationally will receive £5,000 worth of books for their school library, so let’s keep our fingers crossed. In the meantime, Forks the Phoenix is taking centre stage in the Library. Library Manager Mrs Rees said ‘This has been a fantastic cross-curriculum venture with the English and Art departments working with our Year 7 students.’