World Book Day -they think it’s all over

and they would be right!

Great Day yesterday?

If you didn’t get the chance to swap you WBD voucher yesterday – don’t worry we still have some of the special WBD books left – so pop into the MRC today or early next week.

So did you manage to identify all four book characters at our “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” competition – here are the answers…..

WBD Guess (4)  Alice in Wonderland – not Dynamo the magician

WBD Guess (2)

  Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

WBD Guess (1)

 Winnie the Pooh

WBD Guess (3)

Bella Swan from Twilight

Remember the QR code puzzles are still available for you to enter!

World Book Day

Today has been World Book Day – just in case you have missed it!

The MRC has been as busy as usual but with excitement in the air!

 

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The first student arrived at 7.50 am to use their WBD voucher and swap it for one of the WBD books, it seems that less people are trying to use their ‘friends’ vouchers which is good as they are using them for themselves, and although some of the older students were disappointed with the young choice of titles I have chatted to a few P16 students about using the voucher to get £1 off a book in town.

 

 

 

So what else have we been doing?

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Well I tried something new (new to us) with a Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner display/competition – and this has proved to be both popular and head-scratching. I’ll reveal the answers soon!IMG_1136

appWhat has also ‘gone down well’ is the Books Alive App – I’ve demonstrated this free app using my iPad to a chorus of “wows” and “that’s sick” and students were keen to download the App to their own devices.

Sticking with the technology theme I also set 6 WBD puzzles using QR codes and morphed images of the authors of some of the £1 books.

Finally I circulated a book related quiz (on Powerpoint) to all tutors for tomorrow’s DEAR session – but I’ve seen it on some whiteboards already.

wbdThe day is almost over, phew!

Roll on next year!

World Book Day 7th March 2013

Here’s this years’ promotion for World Book Day

 

 

Tokens (one per student) will be given out by Tutors, you can use them in the MRC for one of the £1 books OR pop into a book shop in town and get £1 off any book you like.

The favourite part of my job….

….. is giving away books to excited and book loving students.

And now that the World Book Day Tokens have arrived – we’ve been able to give one to each of our students and many students have been visiting the MRC to swap their token for one of the £1 books.

Some squeal with delight, some struggle to pick one, some get frustrated because the one they wanted has run out, some prefer to pop into a book shop and get £1 off another book – all good stuff.

On the negative side – some try and use more than one token – but we only let them choose one book!

World Book Day Round Up

World Book Day 1st March 2012

A busy day, but FAB!

 

  

In the lead up to WBD we asked for mini book reviews and created posters from these. They were then stuck up in strange places aroung the Academy on the day.

I had arranged for an Author Visit by Malcolm Rose, who spent the morning delivering two sessions with our Year 8 students, he was fantastic and with his scientific background is a perfect fit for our Science and Maths specialisms.

He explained where he gets his ideas from, demonstrating that the explosion at the start of “Jordan Stryker” is based upon the SS Richard Montgomery which is a sunken ship laden with unexploded bombs from the Second World War just off the cost of Kent. Nobody dares to move it – so it just sits there, but in theory it could explode – and this is what Malcolm makes happen in the first Jordan Stryker book.

 

 

 

He went onto demonstrate a bionic hand (worth £10,000) and shook hands with a few lucky students before explaining where he got his ideas for Jordan Strykers other scientific / bionic abilities.

He had them gripped – in the palm of his hand (or the palm of his bionic hand!)

 

 

Lunch was a special World Book Day Menu which is an excellent way of raising the profile across the student population.

 

We’re still waiting for our WBD vouchers – but have oodles of the £1 books to swap -once they arrive and are shared out to students.

Drop in on DEAR 4.1

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

World Book Day!

 

Promo Video for the £1 Books!

 

Promo Video for the Book Posters in unusual places!

 

World Book Day – Book signing opportunity next week

As part of our World Book Day celebrations next week Malcolm Rose will be spending the morning with our Year 8 students.

 

If you are lucky enough to be in Year 8 then you will be looking closer at one of his books in your English Lesson and you will have the opportunity to order books for him to sign on the day! Click here to have a sneak preview of the lesson.

 

So if you want to buy one of these books for a reduced price of £5.00 – just pop into the MRC.