Fabulous World Book day at Tewkesbury Academy!

It’s been another fabulous World Book day at Tewkesbury Academy!

As part of the celebrations staff put together their own exciting spin on the The Masked Singer – ‘The Masked Reader’. Short videos were made of teachers who read a couple of lines from their chosen book whilst they wore a mask or disguise….some even used a voice changer to give incredible results! Each had their own character name – their name and book was a big clue as to who they were. ┬áStudents had a great time guessing who was ‘behind the mask’!

Our Big Read this year was Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman. Throughout the morning at the start of lessons, our Key Stage 3 classes listened to a variety of staff who had filmed themselves reading chapters from the book.

As always, the Library had some delicious complimentary cakes donated by our local supermarkets Morrisons and the Co-op. Children enjoyed their cake whilst collecting their free World Book Day book. Books were supplied by local bookshops Alison’s Bookshop and WHSmith.

Principal, Kathleen McGillycuddy said, “World Book Day is really important to us here at Tewkesbury Academy. Reading unlocks our future; literacy is something that will set us free – whatever our interests or passions. If we read well we can discover more about the world, we become more empathetic, we understand more, we can debate more, and we can see into other people’s world – this makes us better citizens.”

A big thank you to our wonderful library team for all of the work that went in to this day and to the staff involved for entertaining us all with their masks and story-telling.


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