World Book Day 2022

Monday 07 March 2022

Students at Isaac Newton Academy celebrated World Book Day this year by taking part in some wonderful events across the school. As an all-through school, it is important that our students share experiences and knowledge with each other through the different phases, and this was demonstrated wholeheartedly through a collaboration of activities.


The Primary school teachers and pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters. All Primary school pupils participated in D.E.A.R – drop everything and read! At different points during the day, class teachers instructed their pupils to ‘drop everything and read’. This was a great opportunity for children to read their chosen favourite book.


A ‘Door Decorating Competition’ involved students in both Primary and Secondary decorating their form room doors in the theme of a well-loved book. The standard of creativity was outstanding, and the competition fierce, with a pizza party prize up for grabs for the secondary students.


A letter exchange took place between our Primary and Secondary students, which saw Year 10 students exchanging letters about reading with Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.


Our Sixth Form students held a paired reading activity with the primary school pupils. The outcome was fantastic and both the older and younger students really enjoyed reading to each other.


In our Secondary school, we held numerous events to celebrate the day. All form groups were greeted by their teachers reading a section of ‘The Lottery’ and this was continued throughout the day with teachers reading short stories. A short story competition was held with a book token prize for the winning students. The library also held a ‘Blind Date’ book event, where students could choose a mystery book wrapped in brown paper with only the genre displayed. The students had a lot of fun trying to guess what book they would receive.


World Book Day, and the week leading up to World Book Day, has showcased what a love and passion for reading our school community has. Staff and students totally embraced and celebrated the day, with the events that took place being a huge success. Well done to everybody involved.