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Tor Bridge High marks World Book Day

Tor Bridge High celebrated World Book Day last week (7th March) by putting on a range of crafts, quizzes, games, and competitions! 

Years 7, 8 and 9 were able to choose a free World Book Day book from school during the week and World Book Day tokens were available to students so that they are able to choose another book for free from venues such as Tesco, Asda, The Works, Sainsbury's and Waterstones!

The school also organised a book swap and a treasure hunt of Carnegie Medal winning books around the site, as well as transforming the library into a Starbooks cafe - to help students find the perfect blend of book. Displays and activities were on offer to help students pick a book that is right for them; a 'tall' short story, a regular-sized 'grande', or a lengthy 'venti!’ 

The school library is often a hub of literary action hosting four massive events a year, Harry Potter Week, Book Week, Sci-Fi Week and Marvel Week. Harry Potter Week held earlier in the year saw themed activities arranged from enabling Year 7 students to be ‘sorted’, to making their own wands, taking part in quidditch, experimenting with alchemy and much more. Little Hogwarts was also opened up so that family members and the wider community could come along and join in the magic.

As part of Book Week earlier in the week, Tor Bridge was delighted to welcome author and actor Joseph Elliott into the school to speak to Year 7 and 8 students about what life is like as an actor and author.  

Alongside starring in CBBC’s Swashbuckle and writing for programmes such as Horrible Histories, Joseph wrote in secret for years. His debut novel, The Good Hawk, released in 2020, was nominated for several awards and was The Times' Book of the Year. The sequels – The Broken Raven, and The Burning Swift – were released to similar critical acclaim.

Tracy Stephenson, Headteacher at Tor Bridge High said:

“I am so grateful to the staff members who work so hard to put our library at the heart of the student and wider community. Getting children to enjoy reading is central to them getting the most out of their education and it’s clear how much fun our students have had this World Book Day.”