Thursday 7 March was World Book Day, with celebrations taking place in over 100 countries around the world. Ridgeway High School was no exception! Throughout the week we ran a wide variety of activities and competitions in support of this annual celebration of all things to do with reading.
Student journalist Luke McCullough writes:
Thanks to the efforts of staff and Year 7 students, this year’s celebrations at Ridgeway were arguably the school’s most successful yet – truly a day to remember. Lots of Year 7 students wore fantastic costumes for the day, dressing as characters from much-loved books such as Harry Potter, Coraline and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Miss Lamb’s English class celebrated World Book Day by preparing for their upcoming interview with the author of the Bumpkinton Tales, Matthew Drzymala. They also created a questionnaire, working with the school librarian, Ms Potts.
Further fun events on the day included a staff ‘shelfie’ competition run by Ms Potts. Students were invited to guess the identity of members of staff from pictures of their bookshelves, with participants also entered into a prize draw. The winner was Matthew Comber: he correctly identified the owner of every bookshelf. Mya Tait, Tyler Davies and Amy Fury were runners-up.
Read more about this year’s World Book Day celebrations in Issue 9 of our school magazine, Ridgeway New Times.