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World Book Day 2018

8th Mar 2018

World Book Day 2018

Today we celebrated World Book Day.

See Tweets below from some of our staff and pupils of what they are currently reading. All our photographs from throughout the day are below:

Miss White is reading The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Who doesn't love a ghost story?

Mr Thomas is reading "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. Can you believe it was illegal for him to be seen in public with his mum or his dad?

Mr Hughff is reading "One Summer - America 1927" by Bill Bryson. All about the summer of Charles Lindenburg, Flappers, Babe Ruth, the floods in the American south and the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti.

Mrs Harrison is reading Killing Floor by Lee Child. Can you imagine being accused of a crime you didn't commit? What if the crime was murder? What if the victim was your brother?

Mr Tilson is reading The Lightening Boys, telling of the pilots of the RAF Lightening jet, designed to intercept Russian nuclear bombers. They were incredibly fast aircraft, created for this one single purpose, but without enough fuel left to get home...

Miss Ewing has recently read 'Why the West Rule for Now' by Ian Morris, a historian. It's a history of world powers... but, of course, the main cause of change has been geography!

Mrs. McGirr is reading The Ice Twins by Tom Knox. Can you imagine your life if you couldn't tell the difference between your twins and did not know which one had died?

Lanark by Alasdair Gray made me think about life differently and is the only book I reread. Every day I notice something that resonates with this amazing, prophetic, funny, complex book. Mrs McManus

Miss Davis loves the poetry of @warsan_shire. Shire's collections explore honestly the themes of gender, war, identity and displacement. Beyoncé is also a fan

Joe Stamp is reading Middle School: The Worst Year of My Life. Can you imagine one child breaking every rule possible?

Ben Pattison is reading Origin by Dan Brown. Religion is at its darkest time. Science overrules it. Religious leaders look for hope. How can they prove scientific evidence wrong?pastedImage.pngIs this the end?

Lily O'Rourke is reading Phoenix by SF Said. Picture a world with planets used as countries and a wolf slowly eating all of the stars?

Charley Groves is reading the Percy Jackson series. Can you imagine saving the world when you're only 14?

Miss Dawson is reading Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli - A collection of stories about amazing women and their accomplishments. A must read on today, International Women's Day!