World Book Day at Saint Benedict began with our traditional quiz, which this year was based on the popular TV show,  Richard Osman’s House of Games. Form tutors and students had their competitive heads on, with  a winning form from each year group receiving a prize.

And the winners were….

Year 7 – 7T Mrs Wallace

Year 8 – 8S – Mrs Bateman

Year 9 – 9C – Mrs Wilson

Year 10 – 10S – Mrs Bell

Year 11 – 110 – Mr Atkinson

Sixth Form –  SF.AS Miss Slater

At breaks we ran a 50 pence book sale, giving students the opportunity to purchase books of interest or swap one of their own if they preferred. At the same time students had the opportunity to see their English teacher dressed as a well-known literary character – can you guess who?

The ‘We Are Writers’ 2023 book was launched on World Book Day, with a competition to design the cover open to all students. This opportunity was offered to students in their Art lessons and the winning entry will have their design featured on the cover and receive a complimentary copy.  The standard of previous competition winners has been amazing, with one design chosen to advertise the ‘We Are Writers’ project nationally, so no pressure Mrs Snow and Mrs Wilson!

Students also had the opportunity to produce a piece of creative writing based on our mission statement, ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the word on fire,’ and entries will contribute to the book. In their English lessons, KS3 students focused on celebrating their identity, and KS4 students shared their dreams for the future.  Later in the year, there will be an opportunity to purchase the book, which is filled with these stories, poetry and other interesting insights into the life and mind of a teenager. It is a valuable keepsake, allowing students to look back and reflect upon their writing in years to come. All students who submit a piece of writing will have their work published!

Dr T Burrell                                                         Mr K Greig

Librarian                                                              Head of KS 3 English