Balwearie High School

World Book Day

World Book Day

Thursday 7th March 2019

Prior to the launch of World Book Day every member of staff was given a laminated template on which they wrote the title and author of the book they are currently reading and displayed the template for all to see. Some staff were photographed and interviewed about their books.

Our day began with the entire school reading for the whole of Period 1. It was very quiet!

One member of staff reported that her class, having been very resistant to reading, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Another reluctant group asked to continue into Period 2.

The remainder of the morning was spent with a group of P6/7 pupils from Kirkcaldy West Primary School. They were working with a number of our S3 pupils who have had stories published in a book entitled “Stranger Sagas.” Working with their S3 mentors, the primary pupils were given a series of story “openings” from which they chose one and completed a 100 word story. Some of the stories were fantastic and prizes were awarded to Poppy Fairbairn, Jason Young and Katie Sandilands who came first, second and third. All the participating pupils were then treated to a “Strange” lunch, creating their own combination of sandwiches from fillings such as chocolate spread, egg, cucumber, cheese, etc. Our Home Economics department provided chocolate samosas and popcorn with weird and wonderful flavours.

It has been another successful World Book Day, highlighting the importance of literacy and reading.

Mrs O’Donnell

Book – This is going to Hurt

Author – Adam Kay

Plot – the diaries of a hospital doctor through his training. Hilarious and sad.

Miss Darlington  

Book - Origin 

Author - Dan Brown

Plot - An adventure story about science & religion set in Barcelona 

Mr Finnigan 

Book - Educated

Author - Tara Westover

Plot - The true story of a girl growing up with religious fundamentalism who believe the world is going to end 

Mr Currie 

Book - Bird Song   

Author - Sebastian Faulks

Plot - Follows the life of family members stories in WW1