Book Week Scotland 2014

Book Week Scotland & Big Quiz

We celebrated Book Week Scotland from 24 – 28 November and this was a week in which we engaged with books in a variety of ways. It helped us to promote enthusiasm for reading and ensured we engaged with worlds beyond our own.

Book Week Scotland & Big Quiz

There was a Christmas Book Fair in the library all week, courtesy of Waterstones and some got ahead with Chrismas shopping and bought brilliant books as gifts.

Design a Bookmark Competition

S1 pupils entered the Design a Bookmark Competition and the standard of bookmarks was fantastic, with colourful illustrations and lots of great messages, which aimed to encourage others to read. The winner was Morven Ross 1S7 with her tower of books and the message ‘Accomplish More with a Book’. Runners-up were Apple Taylor 1S7 and Damla Tunc 1M3. All bookmarks are now on display in the library.

Hotseat Interviews

S1 pupils entered the Design a Bookmark Competition and the standard of bookmarks was fantastic, with colourful illustrations and lots of great messages, which aimed to encourage others to read. The winner was Morven Ross 1S7 with her tower of books and the message ‘Accomplish More with a Book’. Runners-up were Apple Taylor 1S7 and Damla Tunc 1M3. All bookmarks are now on display in the library.

Staff 'Shelfies'

Staff entered into the spirit of Book Week and provided shelfies – a picture of their book shelves - with a clue or two to help identify them. These proved to be a talking point with pupils and provided a lot of entertainment during the week with many of us tried to find out which shelf belonged to which member of staff.

BWS Finale : The Battle of The Books Quiz

Our annual Battle of the Books was a tense and exciting competition, with the six teams performing at the top of their forms. This Book Bash was the culmination of our Book Week Scotland celebrations and saw pupils and staff battle it out over two rounds of quick-fire questions. It was a close result, but the prizes went to the winning team The Flash Gordons, who were Fergus McLean S6, Kirsty Blair S6, Cameron Donegan S6, Daniel Campbell S1 and Matthew Hamilton S1.