The masked reader

Limavady High School marks World Book Day

World Book Day was celebrated earlier this month with things looking a little different this year with celebrations having to move online.

Limavady High School may not have been able to hold the usual celebrations in person in school but they definitely made up for it with all their virtual efforts! 

The ‘Masked Reader’ was created and ran during the week to celebrate World Book Day. Teachers disguised their looks and their voices whilst reading opening chapters of various books. Pupils enjoyed the challenge of trying to work out who was behind the mask - it became a popular topic of conversation on many Form Class Google Meets in the mornings! These videos were shown on Google Classroom for pupils and also on our Social Media platforms during the week with a big reveal on the evening of World Book Day itself. 

Limavady High School Key Stage 3 pupils created character profiles in their English google classrooms on their favourite characters from books. 

Year 8 pupils also had David Walliams virtually beamed into google classrooms during the week as part of his 'virtual assembly'. The award winning author had some fantastic words of wisdom for pupils. Top tips included: the secret to enjoying reading is finding a book you love, there is a book out there for everyone and if you want to be a successful writer, create a villain that everyone loves to hate!

Pupils were then invited to enter a special competition via David Walliams website to be in with a chance of winning 10 signed books by the author.

English Literature students also celebrated their love of books with GCSE and A-level pupils placing a book quote onto something to wear or display. Miriam Whyte, Year 13 pupil, created an amazing wall display to show her love of literature. Year 13 pupil, Robyn McNerlin placed a quote onto a mug (see image below) - perhaps good advice for all her teachers!

Happy World Book Day!



19 March 2021