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World Book Day 2017

Busy Bees with Students at Cliff Park

Busy Bees with Cliff Park Students.

At CPOA we began preparation for World Book Day a week in advance; as usual it is an important day in our Academy calendar. During form time students created book covers and blurbs based on ‘The Story of Me’, giving them the chance to be the main feature of a novel.

On the day students were able to see up-and-coming titles that have been published for 2017. These really got the taste buds going for reading the novels, and created discussion within lessons across the Academy. Each department planned their own literacy lessons to continue the book theme throughout the day. Maths focused on reading about the different ages of novels, prompting discussion of the purpose and difficulty of books over the last couple of decades. Geography took time to find articles related to their current topic of study, and focused on non-fiction for their lessons.

We held a DEAR session during period 4, which have become common place at the academy, during which students and staff read for 30 minutes. It is a fabulous opportunity to see what others are reading and the variety of novels people choose to read.

Our main event was the Readathon, now in its 4th Year at CPOA, at which we had over 120 students reading for the entire day. The students set up camp in the library and drama studio, and got lost in their favourite books, while raising hundreds of pounds for charity!

Great Cliff Park Book BakeThe Great Cliff Park Book Bake and Mr Vickers.

The Food Technology department excelled themselves this year with the Great Cliff Park Book Bake! Students brought in phenomenal creations from home that they had prepared in advance. These were kindly judged by our chief tasters Mr Whitely and Miss Cunningham. Mrs Kapour also baked a beautiful and incredibly tasty Gruffalo cake. In Food Technology lessons the students baked book title cakes and biscuits, including playing card biscuits from Alice in Wonderland, and Caterpillar cake from the Hungry Caterpillar.

Another regular feature of World Book Day is when Busy Bees James Paget nursery join us for World Book Day Activities with our students. This year the Health and Social Care students ran reading and colouring activities.

The day was a huge success, and the only thing that students and teachers were talking was reading and all things booky.

World Book Day has been followed up with our reading pledge for parents. Please sign up to the Cliff Park Ormiston Academy Reading Pledge by clicking this link >

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