Yesterday, Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day and a number of activities have taken place across school to celebrate our love of books and reading!  We had an exciting book themed competition – Bake a Book – which involved students (and staff) baking and decorating a book themed cake from a favourite book. The judging was difficult as we have had amazing entries.

Everyone who participated will receive a certificate and each of the winners will receive book-based prizes.

Well done to all the students who took part and congratulations to the winners.

1st place – Keira Halsall, 2nd place – Olivia Bennett and Joint 3rd place – Maisie Jackson and Amelia-Rose Blackhurst.

As well as these fabulous competitions, all Key Stage 3 classes have taken part in a ‘Shared Short Story’ – this involved their teachers reading part of a short story to their classes each lesson during the day.  This meant that all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 experienced the fantastic story ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ by Roald Dahl, spread out across the day and by lesson 5, they had heard the whole thing!

The English department also created a Never-Ending Story throughout the day, where all students had the opportunity during their English lessons to add to the story ‘Once upon a time at Stanley High School…’

A massive well done to all students who have taken part in activities to celebrate!

World Book Day Token

As you will be aware, the World Book Day charity provide all students in schools with a book token to enable them to get a special World Book Day Book for free or to use towards buying a book of their choice.  This year the book tokens have gone digital, please see the token at the back of this bulletin (Page 10). Below is the information regarding how to use the tokens.

World Book Day, in partnership with schools and others, distributes the £1 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people.

In exchange for the £1 token children can receive a World Book Day £1 book for free, or get £1 off any full price book or audiobook (as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2.99.

Children can swap their £1 token for any of the World Book Day books at booksellers including the following supermarkets.

Your local independent bookseller (Broadhursts)

  • Asda
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsburys
  • Tesco
  • The Works
  • Waterstones
  • WHSmith

The World Book Day books are a gift to children from booksellers and publishers. We hope you will enjoy choosing a book together!