Budding young bookworms across the area celebrated World Book Day, which was on Thursday, March 5, with lots of fun events.
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) reading.
In fact, it’s the biggest event of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide way to embrace books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
Pupils at The Glasgow Academy Milngavie dressed in characters from favourite books. They also brought in £1 for BookAid and books to swap with their friends.
The Nursery/Kindergarten also ran a ‘Stay and Play’ where parents and carers came into the playroom and joined in the activities with the pupils and staff.
Douglas Academy’s library hosted a Scholastic Book Fair allowing pupils the opportunity to use their £1 World Book Day vouchers. A World Book Day competition was held for pupils in first and second year. First year pupils were asked to write a book review about their favourite book with pupils in second year producing a book review PowerPoint.
Winners received their choice of book from the Book Fair with runners up receiving stationery. Book reviews are currently on display in the library.
S1 Winner: Kate Boyle 1C; 2nd: Orla Vennard 1D; 3rd: Jessica Harvey 1A
Commended: Chloe Beardsley 1D, Torran Logan 1E, Jessica Drysdale 1A, Meera Kaiser 1B & Cameron McIntosh 1B
S2 Winner: Beth Hood 2D; 2nd: Fraser Paterson 2A; 3rd: Sean O’Reilly 2C
Commended: Ross Chapman 2B, Leticia Nedd 2C, Colin Hood 2D & Kiera Gallagher 2F.