World Book Day

World Book Day

Book loving students at Chelsea Academy celebrated the 20th Anniversary of World Book Day with a week of literary events.

Students kicked off the celebrations on Tuesday lunch-time by getting crafty with spoons: using card, paint, glitter & glue to bring their literary heroes to life. We spotted Harry Potter and the Gruffalo, amongst others! On Wednesday, the fun continued as students used their storytelling skills to triumph in games such as Dixit, Storycubes and Gloom.

On the day itself, a group of the Academy’s biggest bookworms had fun reading with a Year 3 class from Marlborough Primary.  Our students loved seeing all the creative costumes, and enjoyed having the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for books with the next generation of readers. Staff were also keen to get in on the act, with Thursday seeing the likes of Matilda, Dorian Gray & ‘Map Man’ popping up in classrooms and corridors across the school. The day wrapped up with a World Book Day quiz in the LRC, where students pitted their literary knowledge against each other. The competition was fierce but glory was ultimately claimed by team Blue Squadron, who celebrated with chocolate, achievement points, and a free book each!

We finished our World Book Day week of activities in style with a series of talks about Books on the Underground by our resident ‘book fairy’, Miss Allen. Students were excited to learn how they could get involved in the scheme and help other Londoners get hooked on reading.  Chelsea residents should definitely watch out for a sudden surge in books appearing on the underground and overground soon!

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