March marks a very special occasion for book lovers around the globe: World Book Day.
At WBCA, we decided to celebrate this wonderful event by hosting a full week of book-related activities from the 27th of February to the 3rd March. Our World Book Week was filled with an exciting range of events that promoted the joys and diversity of reading and creative writing alike.
A particular highlight of the week was a visit from Young Adult Author Danielle Jawando, who delivered a wonderful and insightful creative writing workshop for our students, who learned valuable tips and insights that they could apply to their own writing skills.
Danielle was also kind enough to sign copies of her books, “And The Stars Were Burning Brightly” and “When Our Worlds Collide”, which are now available in our school library.
But that was just the beginning of our festivities, with students having a variety of other exciting activities to take part in. They had the opportunity to try their hand at poetry, take part in a library scavenger hunt, book-based competitions and craft sessions. Year 7 and 8 students got to dress up as their favourite book characters, while our year 9 and 10 students designed and created their own World Book Day themed T-shirts.
It was an exciting and fulfilling week for everyone involved! At WBCA, we believe that a love of reading has the power to change lives. By promoting reading for pleasure and providing opportunities for our students to read and borrow books from our school library and express themselves with creative writing opportunities, we are helping them prepare for a bright, successful future.
We would like to thank Danielle for her visit and inspiring our students with her passion for writing and storytelling. We would also like to thank our teachers and librarian for their support in organising and facilitating a wonderful variety of activities.
Our students are looking forward to their next adventures with the written word.