The focus of the day was on literacy and students were invited to bring in a book they no longer wanted in exchange for a non-uniform day.
Many took this opportunity to dress up as their favourite literary characters, with The Cat In The Hat, Geek Girl and Mr Stink among the entrants to our fancy dress competition that was held during lunch.
In the library, Mr Clarke put on a wide range of activities from word searches and puzzles to a golden ticket search, with chocolate prizes on offer for the winners. Meanwhile, in the refectory, Mr Almond led a group of brave students who performed in a ‘Readers’ Corner’ – confidently delivering poetry and passages from their favourite books.
Literacy Co-ordinator Mrs Sealy said: “Our Big Book Amnesty was a great success and it was wonderful to see so many students engaged in reading and literacy-based activites throughout the day. This event really caught the imagination of students and staff alike and we have already got plans in place to make Big Book Amnesty 2018 event bigger and better so watch this space!”