Poetry and giant rabbits on World Book Day

World Book Day was celebrated at Pool Academy with a giant rabbit, quizzes, book worms and poetry.

Abi Ludlow, English teacher, with some of the poetry entries.

Abi Ludlow, English teacher, with some of the poetry entries.

Break and lunch time were full of literature-based activities at the school library recently to celebrate the national event.

Students were encouraged to take part in quizzes and a ‘Guess the name of the Bunny’ competition for 10p. They also made pink book worms to sell for 5p. All money collected will go towards the Book Aid International. This is a charity which works in sub-Saharan Africa to discover a love of reading.

Pool Academy also held a World Book Day Poetry competition for the whole school to take part in. All entries were collected up and delivered to The Writers’ Block, in Cornwall College, for a professional writer to read and judge. The winner will see their poem put on the Writer’s Block website. There will also be other book prizes.

Sandra Hampton said: “Reading is both an important skill and a wonderful past time. World Book Day is a great way to celebrate literacy and it was lovely to be able to be part of it.

name the bunny competition

name the bunny competition

“It was nice to see the students get involved with activities and we wish all the poetry entrants luck in the competition.

“I would also like to say a big thank you to the people at The Writers’ Block for agreeing to be judges in the poetry competition.”

Watch this space to see who will be selected as winners.