FHS celebrates World Book Day in style

March 24 2017

Fairfield High School (FHS) went to town this year to celebrate World Book Day, all with a common theme in mind – a celebration of reading.

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Fairfield High School (FHS) went to town this year to celebrate World Book Day, all with a common theme in mind – a celebration of reading. 

Students and staff were encouraged to dress up as a book character with prizes awarded for the ‘best dressed’. There were door and book cover competitions; a ‘join your local library’ encouragement initiative; cake sales; lost word hunts; the World Book Day ‘World of stories online’ Audio Book hub; free handouts including bookmarks and pencils; activities in the library including quizzes, wordsearches and competitions and – perhaps most fun of all for this technology loving generation – a ‘selfie station’ with World Book Day props! 

All of these initiatives and activities were organised with one thing in mind – a celebration of reading which was reinforced in everything that the school delivered. 

 Samantha Carr, Assistant Librarian at FHS commented: 

“We ensured we celebrated World Book Day in style. We are all too familiar with teenagers preferring technology over old fashioned books these days, so we pulled out all the stops to remind them how important, and how much fun, reading can be. The feedback from the students has been really positive and we have already got bigger and better plans for the celebration next year!”

A number of students and staff took part – FHS is particularly proud of its Assistant Vice Principal, Ben Spence, whose photo made it onto The Guardian’s website.