Book Week 2016

Book Week 2016 – Monday 12th – Friday 16th September

This year’s theme is NUMBERS and LETTERS.


There are lots of ways that you can get involved.

Why not take part in the SPONSORED READ? You can download a form from here, ask your Tutor for one or pick up one from the school library. Simply show your sponsor form to gain entry to the BOOK CAFE, which will be held in the school library every lunchtime during BOOK WEEK, and enjoy a free piece of fruit, raisins and juice.

Meanwhile, in the corridor outside the library at lunchtime for BOOK WEEK and the week after you will be able to buy books and stationery from the Scholastic Book Fair.

The Blurbie  competition is back. Dress Blurbie as a character from a book and you could win a prize. There will be a special prize for the design that best represents this year’s theme. Tutor groups will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourites.

S1 pupils will be taking part in the annual BOOK HUNT. The book badges worn by staff, Library Assistants and some senior pupils all have on them the picture and name of a book, available in the school library, that fits this year’s theme. To win, all you have to do is write down as many of the 100 book titles as you can. Hint: Don’t forget the office staff and janitors!


In your Tutor Groups you can try our two NUMBERS and LETTERS competitions. For the first, you’ll need to know your book titles and apply your maths skills if you want to win a class prize. To successfully complete the second quiz, you’ll need to find the 10 fact sheets scattered throughout the school. You can also have a go yourself, if you wish. Just pick up a competition entry form from the school library.

There are lots of prizes to be won and fun to be had – so don’t miss out!

Have a great BOOK WEEK!




Congratulations to Mrs Duncan’s class who have now all completed their BRONZE Award.

marching band

Keep on reading!

Here’s wishing Mrs Duncan lots of luck in her new school.

A work in progress

The English/Library corridor is getting a face-lift.

Check out our new word wall.




World Book Day

Another World Book Day has come and gone but you still have plenty of time to use your World Book Day £1 token.

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The Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

The Winter Reading Challenge started on Friday 4th December but don’t despair, there’s still time to take part.

Winter Reading Challenge 2

All you need to do is read SIX books of your choice between now and Friday the 15th January 2016. Return your completed form or leaflet to your English teacher, the School Library or your Tutor no later than Friday 22nd January to be entered into the prize draw.

Pupils from our feeder Primary schools can ask their teachers to send their booklets to Annan Academy and adults can hand their book review(s) into the school office.

For full details, download the relevant leaflet or form. Annan Academy pupils and staff can pick one up a from the School Library.

Primary School pupils              Annan Academy Pupils                Adults

Books read during Book Week

Here are just some of the books that pupils and staff read during Book Week 2015.

Divergent trilogy



Fun Reads

Fun books for boys

Manga Favourites


Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy trio

Adventure Time

Cosmic and b

Books to suit all tastes

book week books

Thanks again to everyone – pupils, staff, parents, friends and families – who took part in or supported Book Week 2015 at Annan Academy.

Special thanks to Mrs Nixon and her Library Assistants for all their hard work and enthusiasm.

Top Ten Blurbies

Cat in the Hat

Once again the Blurbie Design Competition has proved a great hit. If you click on the Cat in the Hat above you can see 63 of the entries for Book Week 2015.

The TOP TEN (the observant among you will see that there are actually 11 as we had a tie for 10th place) were voted for by Tutor Groups. Congratulations to the winners, of course, but well done to everyone – staff and pupils – who took part. Once again, the Blurbies made a fantastic display in the English corridor.



Blurbie display

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