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Students celebrate World Book Day

Students browsing the book sale, from back to front: Jacob Stokes, Bryony Benney, Ellie James and Tyler Simmons.
Students browsing the book sale, from back to front: Jacob Stokes, Bryony Benney, Ellie James and Tyler Simmons.

Students from Plympton Academy celebrated World Book Day recently with a variety of book related events.

The school library entrance was decorated in book covers and students were greeted by the library managers dressed up as book characters. Inside students held a book and DVD sale that raised £50 for Cancer Research. They were also encouraged to guess the title of a book hidden in a jar and had the chance to design a bookmark. Then they had to use their skills to solve a literary murder.

“We needed to know who did it, what weapon was used and where did the murder take place,” said Julie McGlinchey, Learning Resource Manager. “Literary clue sheets were placed around the library to help them solve the crime.”

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. Lisa Boorman, Principal of Plympton Academy said, “The events held were all about getting children closer to the books and authors they already know and love, and encouraging them to keep discovering new books.”

Julie McGlinchey dressed up as Where's Wally.
Debra Clifft as Professor Sybill Trelawney from the Harry Potter books.