Bingley Grammar School


World Book Day 2019

Once again our English department organised some great events to mark World Book Day and encourage a love of reading within our students.

World Book day has been lots of fun with a number of staff dressing as characters from some of their favourite books creating a human treasure hunt for students to enjoy.

Literary Charachter Hunt - A list of who's who:

Norman Crawford (English Teacher) - Grim Reaper (Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett)

Jinny Lazenby (English Teacher) - Paddington (A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond)

Gemma Watson (English Teacher) - Miss Honey (Matilda by Roald Dahl)

Emma Nawaz – (English Teacher) -  Katniss (Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)

Carly Mawson – (Drama Teacher) - Queen of Hearts (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)

Kat Webster (English Teacher) - Red Riding Hood (well-known fairy tale)

Fiona Greening (French Teacher) - Ratatouille Chef (Ratatouille – book of the film by Disney Pixar)

Jill Boyd (Art Technician) - The Grapes of Wrath by John Ernst Steinbeck

Helen Powell (English Teacher) - Hermione Granger (Harry Potter by JK Rowling)

Liz Nutter (English Teacher) - The Saucepan man (The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton)

Maths department – Harry Potter Characters:

Miss Hall -  Professor Trelawney

Mr Morrissey - Professor Snape

Miss Pugh - Dobby

Ms Sands - Professor McGonagall

Mr Davenport – Voldemort

Our students have enjoyed seeing the staff dressed up in lessons and also walking around the school site. Thank you to all our staff members who joined in (even though they have the Year 11 Parents Evening tonight!)

Visiting Author

As part of World Book Day we welcomed author Mark Illis into school to speak to English classes from all year groups. Mark introduced himself as a writer of teen and adult novels, and also for TV including Eastenders, Emmerdale and CBBC’s Jamie Johnson!

Mark has always been a writer and decided to become one at the early age of 8. Since then he has written 15 novels including ‘The Impossible’ which he signed for students wanting to buy the book.

Mark read 2 excerpts from his novel The Impossible and also gave advice on how to become a great writer.

All the groups listened intently to Mark’s stories and advice and asked many questions at the end such as,

“How long does it take to write a book?”

“How many books have you written?”

“How do you get yourself a publisher?”

And “How do you come up with the front cover design?”

We would like to thank Mark for his time – our students really enjoyed his visit with lots buying his novel ‘The Impossible’ eager to read more.

School Book Fair

Lastly our School Book Fair has been a great success again this year. Mrs Varley has been extremely busy and took a whopping £669.63 In book sales over the 3 days.

You raised a massive £334.82 for your school library (that's 55 new books!). 

Enjoy your purchases and don't forget to visit your school library when you're ready to borrow more. Look out for new titles bought with the funds raised!

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