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World Book Week report

Report by Miss Digney

World Book Day week was celebrated at St Edward’s College in style with opportunities given to Lower School pupils to participate in a number of challenging literary activities including completing quizzes, literary treasure hunts, a Drop Everything And Read session, and book reviews.

We even got to meet with two authors – John Donoghue, writer of the Dead Man’s Chess Club, who spoke to KS3 and KS4 about the horrors of the holocaust which forms the backdrop of his story about a chess prodigy; and David McCluskey, graphic novelist, who fired pupils’ interest in the art of creating a graphic novel – hopefully we will be following this up to create our very own graphic novels based on a story he recently penned.

Other departments were keen to get involved too – encouraging pupils to Drop Everything and Read – and we even had a literary-themed menu on WBD itself.  The English Department would like to thank all departments for their support and would like to give a special thank you to Tony from BeyondBooksMedia for arranging for our authors to pop into the College to excite our youngsters about the creative writing process and about reading for pleasure and meaning.

Take time to view our gallery of pictures of what was a fabulous week.