This year Kingsmead decided to hold it's own 'Book Day' on April 23rd. The day was a resounding success with the whole school getting involved.
And in the library we had......
At the end of each activity, students were asked to complete an evaluation sheet. Below are some of the comments:
Book Hunt - "It showed me a completely new style of books and expanded my want to read new book genres." Charlotte Year 8
Book Hunt: "I loved that you can have competitions and search books. I liked this because it was enjoyable and the hours went very quickly and was a lot of fun. I learnt where all the books are kept and I found lots of new books that I didn't know existed." Israt Year 7
Book Recommendation: "I could write about one of my favourite books that I wanted to recommend to my friends." Hudayfa Year 7
Character Profile: "I enjoyed getting to make my own character because it was nice to search my imagination. I learnt that my imagination has no limits" Iqlas Year 7
"I loved doing all of the activities! Being able to browse whilst doing the activity was great. I wanted to find non-fiction books that I would like to read, I found lots! I learnt how to collaborate better and how to use the catalogue to search for a book. This expanded my wish to read more non-fiction books." Clodagh Year 7
Mystery Book: "I read the mystery book 'If I Could Fly'. I really enjoyed it because it had a way of making you think you are there, however, it is also quite sad because it makes you want to help the character but you can't. i would really recommend this book to others who enjoy mysteries or adventure." Israt Year 7
Mystery Book: 'Neverwhere' "So far I really like this book as it leaves you on the edge at the end of each page wanting more. the author's vivid descriptions paint a clear image in the readers head. I didn't think I'd like the book at first." Alicia Year 9
Students who successfully completed an activity received a certificate awarded to them in their Year group assembly.
The event was so successful that we will be running a number of 'Mini Kingsmead Book Days' throughout the year.
Please click here to see our photographs of the day.