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Posted on: February 21st 2017

World Book Day Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 20th Anniversary Children’s Book Day celebratory week of events.

Martin Stewart Author of Riverkeep led a workshop with Year 12 students who were encouraged to take apart drafts of Riverkeep and develop editing skills. The workshop was well attended and instructive while also entertaining.

Martin also spoke to 90 Year 9 students about the background to the novel and the development of his new book to be published in 2018.

Non-uniform day for Book Aid International raised £727.03 from students voluntary contributions. Students have raised money for Book Aid International over the last 3 or 4 years. For every £2 the school raised it enables a book to be sent to a library in Africa, in schools, universities, refugee camps and hospitals. The books make an enormous difference to the people who read them - firing their imagination, imparting knowledge; illuminating possibilities - just one book can do that.

Thank you if you made a contribution.

Book tokens were exchanged for the special edition World Book Day books. A great selection this year supplied by Blackwell’s bookshop. If you haven’t spent your token as yet there are still a few books available or take along to a bookshop and use before the 26th March.

The week finished with the Blue Peter Book Award Celebratory lunch where students who had participated in reading the shortlisted books heard the announcement on BBC iplayer while eating lunch. Quite a few students had baked cakes and these went down very well, especially the chocolate fudge cake! Congratulations to all the students who took part in the very first Marlborough School Blue Peter Book Award and for voting for the same books to win. Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood & Survivors by David Long illustrated by Kerry Hyndman.

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