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On Thursday 3rd March 2016, staff and students enjoyed dressing up as famous book characters from their favourite books. Each year group was given a different genre, and their love of reading clearly shone on the day. From the group of Pink Ladies in Year 8 to the ghoulish, horror characters in Year 11, the costumes reflected the creativity and enthusiasm for the written word. And the staff also dressed up in character too! We had Paddington Bear, Darth Vader, the Shark from Jaws, Snow White, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and many more!

The main aim of World Book Week in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their! 14 million children across the UK receive these tokens; that's every 1 child in 8. Our students at Poltair also received their £1 book token, which they can use to either purchase their free World Book Day books in a local store, or they may choose to use them as a discount on another book of their choice.

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This year, the books are: Spot the Difference by Juno Dawson, which tells the story of Avery who changes herself to fit in with the "A-list" students at school and learns a valuable lesson along the way. The other book, Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Powell, tells the story of Elena, a die-hard Star Wars fan who finds something she's never expected could ever happen to her.

Other activities throughout the week included a bookmark competition and the #shelfie competition, challenging students to match the shelves to the teachers. Students also filled out coloured cards for the "Writes of Passage" tree in the library in order to recommend the new and exciting books to other students. All of the events showed that reading is far from boring!


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