Wood Green marked World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March 2016. Students and staff were sponsored by Softlink, a local company, to read 5 million words as a school. This story featured in the Witney Gazette on Wednesday.
Students were busy reading in all their lessons on Thursday, from articles about IVF in Year 8 Biology to President Obama in A Level Government and Politics and from a novel about teenage pregnancy in GCSE Child Development to a piece about Pythagoras in Year 9 Maths. In English, teachers and students really took the challenge and spent whole lessons reading novel openings, short stories and articles.
Support staff, teachers and the school leadership team joined in, too. Although they were mainly reading reports and emails and marking essays, they were hoping to spend extra time on their favourite novels when they got home!
Year 7 RE students with their Word Count cards.
Year 7 ICT students with their Word Count cards.
Year 13 Drama students reading through in rehearsal
Year 13 Govt & Politics students
We also installed two new benches in our reading garden for students to use. One was donated by Rotary and the other (above) is inspired by the London Book Benches in 2014 and has been designed by students.
Two students won prizes for their Ox Tales stories, organised by the Oxford Mail. Tia Boyden in 7IDT came third, and Aliya Buckingham-Bloy in 7IDT was highly commended. Tia wins a £20 book voucher. Aliya wins a £5 book voucher. Several students had their stories published in a special supplement to the Oxford Mail on Thursday. Congratulations to all the students and thanks to Mrs Enright, The English Department, Mrs Donoghue and the Library team for organising our World Book Day events.
Tia Boyden's story for Ox Tales. Tia came Third. Well done!
3 March 2016