On Thursday 1st March the College celebrated World Book Day which proved, once again, to be a roaring success.
We were delighted to welcome local writer, John Thompson who delivered a fun and engaging workshop for some of our year 9 students. Students were transported into the Victorian era, examining images of Victorian Liverpool whilst developing their own descriptive writing skills. John, author of Jobe the Beginning of a Liverpool Legend, shared his experiences of writing with our students and led them in discussion. Year 9 student, Lucy said, ‘I particularly like that John is local. This meant that we were able to relate to the images as many of the settings were identifiable. He has inspired me to want to write my own novel.’
Students have engaged in a number of competitions and activities this week. Lacey was the winner of our ‘Beck Book Bake Off’ competition with her fantastic Cheshire Cat entry. The competition challenged students to design and decorate a cake with a literary theme and the standard of entries was high. Our ‘Find a Golden Ticket’ competition was particularly well-received and caused excitement throughout the College. Those who found a ticket were entered into a draw to win one of a large selection of books. Staff also took part in the day, submitting 'shelfies' (photographs of their bookshelves) in order for students to match the shelf to the staff member.