Academy Celebrates World Book Day 2017

BSCA celebrated World Book Day in style with a whole Academy focus on literacy for the day. There were form time activities, lesson starters for everyone with some really special lessons throughout the day.

All the primary children visited the reading café – plenty of cosy cushions, drinks, biscuits and shared BOOKS! Students from all year groups shared their favourite books, read to each other and listened to stories read to them by other students.

Book quotes were all around us certainly adding to our ‘food for thought’ – Miss Lang had worked hard to find her favourite classic quotes. ‘The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it’ – J M Barrie, Peter Pan seems to sum up beautifully something we should all remember, every day to achieve our hopes and dreams.

The highlight was the visit of the famous author Malcolm Rose whose books include the Traces and Lawless and the Tilley series. These are mysteries or thrillers where the hero uses science to catch the criminal or terrorist. Malcolm spent time with Year 8 explaining how he uses forensic science to inspire his writing, then to Year 7 all about his book the Kiss of Death and then to Year 5 and 6 all about using your imagination. Year 5 and 6 certainly left with ways to help them improve their own writing so we can look forward to some fascinating stories in the future.

Malcolm enjoyed his lunchtime chatting to students managing the occasional sandwich as the students listened to his experiences and helpful tips

The day also brought much colour into the Academy with students and staff dressed as book characters such as Harry Potter to Incy Wincy Spider to the Technology department being dressed as every from the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. 

After the day Malcolm Rose contacted Mrs Parkinson to say – ‘Many thanks to you, your colleagues and of course to your students, for a great day at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy.  As I hope you could tell, I really enjoyed my time with you.  Your students were well-behaved, respectful and enthusiastic throughout.  It was a pleasure to talk to them and they made me feel welcome, valued and special.   I thought they were a credit to the school’.

 World Book Day tokens were given to students to get their own book to read with WH Smith and Waterstones in Bolton being the local stockists.

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