World Book Day was truly a magical day at Bloxwich Academy! Members of staff enjoyed dressing up as their favourite fictional characters, including Mr Seager as Harry Potter! The student well and truly enjoyed seeing all these fictional characters brought to life by their teachers and the winner of the best dressed was Miss Woolery as Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast!
During World Book Day, the students contributed to a variety of form time activities such as KS3 creating their own colourful and inspirational quoted bookmarks (a shout out to Lacey- 7X1) for winning this competition, with KS4 also creating their own Book Review on a literature text they have studied or a book they reading for pleasure. Bloxwich Academy also ran a ‘Whole School Scavenger Book Hunt Challenge’ in our fantastic, well-resourced, new Library, this allowed KS3/KS4 students during break and lunch to work through prompts that matched the book in the library. The winner for the ‘Scavenger Book Hunt’ challenge was Umna Kazem (8T1) who won a Huge Easter Egg! Additionally, within English, students had a drop-down lesson, where they focused on World Book Day activities, their class teachers selected a vast range and amusing fictional extracts that would suit the class, students enjoyed a glimpse of unseen fictional texts that they were able to base strong predictions on. The students also participated in the game ‘Never have I ever’ which was related to texts they have read for pleasure, this allowed students to venture their next read. All form tutors across school also participated in ‘drop everything and read’, this allowed tutors to bring in and read a section of their favourite novel and discuss with students why they would recommend the text; this was a wonderful experience for students to listen to and aspire to read the same text. Beauty and the Beast Theme!