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World Book Day 2023

Students and staff had a great WBD with over 200 students entering the QEGS Book Puzzle Competition, Year 7, 8 and 9 watching an author talk with the editors of “Being an Ally”, Shakirah Bourne and Dana Alison Levy and the staff in the English Team dressed up as characters from books/series that we teach in school and invited the students to guess who we were as part of the competition. We were: Lady Macbeth, Eva Smith, Cat in the Hat, Jack Merridew, Noughts and Crosses, Scrooge and Luna Lovegood.

The QEGS Book Puzzle Competition entailed students listening to and reading along with the opening to four famous books at the start of lessons 1-4. They had to work out which books they thought each of the openings were from and they also had an additional task: hidden inside each reading was a word that didn’t belong there. Students had to collect the misplaced word from each of the four readings and organise them to find the name of a fifth famous book and enter all five (or as many as they could) to take part in the competition. This created a great buzz around the school and in lessons with students discussing which books they were, whether they would read them, etc. The answers were: Hidden book was ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ and the words were hidden in ‘The Hobbit’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, ‘Pride and Prejudiced’ and ‘Great Expectations’.

The KS3 students who watched the author talk were really enthusiastic about the book and found listening to the editors really interesting. Students can purchase the book featured, Being an Ally, for £1 using the WBD QR code included in the newsletter (this gives students a voucher to purchase the book for £1). There are sweet prizes being distributed to all who took part in the competition on Monday during form and 16 lucky winners, drawn randomly, have won themselves a £5 Amazon voucher which will be given to them ASAP.

World Book Day Staff

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