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Celebrating World Book Day

St Clement Danes School celebrated World Book Day on the 7th March. It's a day dedicated to promoting the joy of reading and the power of books to inspire, educate and entertain. In schools and communities around the world, World Book Day is marked with various activities and events aimed at encouraging and celebrating reading. St Clement Danes School held a wide range of activities which were organised by the Library and Resource Centre (LRC) to engage students and ignite their passion for reading.

One of the highlights was the LRC display showcasing the diverse types and genres of books available to readers, from graphic to verse novels, science fiction to fantasy, adventure to murder mysteries. By presenting such a diverse range of literature the LRC aimed to highlight the idea that there is bound to be a book for everyone.

Moreover, the LRC served as a platform for students to express their own thoughts and reflections on the importance of books. Year 9 student Prisha penned an inspiring piece on how books can serve as one's best friend. Her writing was prominently featured on the new LRC/Humanities digital screen, generously donated by The Anchor Fund.

The LRC also hosted a series of engaging events and activities to celebrate World Book Day. The Great LRC Scavenger Hunt proved to be a hit among students, challenging them to read short stories, decipher clues and embark on a quest to uncover various book characters and locations. With 40 teachers enthusiastically participating in the event, students were able to immerse themselves in the world of literature while having fun and sharpening their problem-solving skills.

Another exciting activity was the LRC Book Quiz, where students tested their knowledge of books through 40 intriguing questions. The winners, Rose P and Chloe P, were treated to a delicious cake baked especially for the occasion by Head of Year 7, Mr Sorrell.

Furthermore, students had the opportunity to unleash their creativity by colouring their own book bug bookmarks in the LRC.

World Book Day at St Clement Danes School was a resounding success, thanks to the enthusiastic participation of students, teachers and staff alike. Through a combination of vibrant displays, inspiring writings and engaging activities, the LRC succeeded in celebrating the diversity of literature and instilling a love of reading in the school community.

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