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World Book Day Celebrations

With World Book Day just days away, plans are well under way to mark the annual celebration of reading in style.

Along with staff dressing up as literary characters, there will be a number of competitions to pique students’ interest and promote reading for pleasure.

The English department is running a book review competition for year 7, 8 and 9 students and year 5 and 6 primary pupils. The deadline for entries is Friday 8th March.

There is also a tutor group joke book competition, with tutor groups invited to present their favourite jokes on an A4 sheet of paper by March 22nd to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Staff are once again looking forward to the book character competition, when students are challenged to guess who staff have come dressed as.

As ever, there will be lots of opportunities for students to get their hands on some books. World Book Day tokens will be distributed to tutor groups. They can be taken to local booksellers and swapped for one of the 12 new and completely free World Book Day books. Alternatively, the tokens can be used to get £1 off any full price book or can be exchanged in the library for one of the four specially selected World Book Day books on World Book Day, subject to availability on a first come first served basis.

There will also be a selection of World Book Day books available to borrow from the library and in addition, a Book Fair will be held in Eden on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March.

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