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!
The Winter Reading Challenge started on Friday 4th December but don’t despair, there’s still time to take part.
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.
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.
This year’s SPONSORED READ is in aid of READATHON which supports four fantastic children’s charities. Check the link for details : https://vimeo.com/90217681
There will be free drinks and snacks in the school library during lunchtime for those taking part in the SPONSORED READ. Tutor Groups have the option to sponsor their Tutor. You can even suggest which book your Tutor should read during BOOK WEEK.
All S1 pupils will be able to take part in the annual BOOK BADGE HUNT. Members of staff, library assistants and some senior pupils will be wearing badges with a picture of both a book and its film. There will be prizes for those who collect the most book and film titles.
To win a prize in the WRITING COMPETITION, all you have to do is write a book or film review OR review a book and its film and say which you prefer and why. Check out the POSTER for details.
BOOK WEEK would not be the same without the DRESS BLURBIE COMPETITION. This year, the challenge is to dress Blurbie as a character from a book or a film. Forms are available now from your Tutor and from the school library.
Get involved, have fun, and remember: READING IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR BOOK WEEK.
As the end of term approaches, just a reminder that Readathon at Annan Academy finishes tomorrow – Monday 30th March. All those who took part should hand in their sponsor card and money to their Tutor teacher by Thursday 2nd April.
As always there was a fantastic response to the Blurbie competition. Tutor Groups will be able to vote for their Top Ten this week. You can see a preview of the Final Forty by clicking on the link below.
All S1-S3 pupils at Annan Academy have been signed up for Readathon. Each pupil will receive a sponsor card, bookmark and a letter to take home which details what Readathon is all about. You can find more information by clicking here to go to the official Readathon website. Pupils set their own reading target and any kind of reading counts. The emphasis is on having FUN and raising money to help other children. A limited number of sponsor cards are available for any S4- S6 pupils who would like to take part. See Mrs C Johnston in the English Department for details.
All pupils – and staff – in the school will be able to take part in the competitions being held throughout March to celebrate Readathon, and World Book Day which is on Thursday 5th March. Entry forms will be available from Tutors and the school library from Monday 2nd March.
Don’t forget World Book Day on Thursday. What will you be reading?