Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

World Book Week - 26th February - 2nd March

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are delighted that as part of our World Book Week celebrations we have secured visits from THREE talented and hugely successful authors.

Tuesday 27th February Year 7s will be entertained by an engaging and humorous talk with the fabulous Alexander Gordon Smith, author of the YA Furnace series. Alex will also be running creative writing sessions to selected classes throughout the day. His books will be available to purchase and personally signed from £7.00

Thursday 1st March- WORLD BOOK DAY we are delighted to welcome back our Patron of Reading, Alex Scarrow. Alex, best known for his award winning YA series TimeRiders, will be presenting a lively and interactive talk to all Year 8s Alex will also be holding creative writing workshops with selected English classes. Books will again be available for £5.00 for TimeRiders series and £6.00 for his latest Remade series.

Friday 2nd March - Kerry Drewery will be presenting a talk to Year 9 and Year 10 students, transporting them to the dystopian world of Cell 7, where the fate of those on trial is decided by the public audience. Books will again be on sale for £7.00

Along with all these wonderful opportunities for our students to hear and be inspired by authors there will be lots of other events that your child can get involved in throughout the week:

Primary schools will be visiting the library on Monday afternoon for our first annual Big Book Quiz. Year 7 and Year 8 students will be able to take WBD short Accelerated Reader quizzes. Every student who logs onto their Reading Cloud account during the week and writes a review will be entered into a prize draw.

Thursday 1st March –will be a NON-UNIFORM day – staff and students are encouraged to dress as a character from a book (prizes awarded) we do not expect people to buy expensive costumes but to be creative in their appropriate character costumes. Money raised will be used to fund our ‘Patron of Reading’- Alex Scarrow - an established published author who will work with all our students throughout the year providing a high expertise in all areas of reading and writing. Students not in costume will be required to pay the usual £1.00 charity.

We are once again holding our popular ‘Book Swap’ every Lunchtime-an opportunity for your child to exchange a pre-loved book for a new adventure or purchase a book for 20p.

Neatherd Reads returns for another year- each day from 3.15-3.30pm every student and member of staff will be encouraged to pick up their book and read- whichever lesson they are in.

COMPETITIONS!

Get ready- BAKE! Please design and bake a book based cake for the competition on MONDAY 26TH at lunchtime- - cakes will then be sold and money raised will go towards our Patron of Reading. Collect an entry form from the Library or any English teacher.

As well as the Inter House Book Quiz held during form time there is also the form Book Door challenge- each form have been set the task to turn their form door into a book cover for the week.

We hope the week will encourage, inspire and ignite a spark of enthusiasm for reading for pleasure for the whole school community.

Yours sincerely

Mrs. L. Gill (Librarian)