World Book Day 2015

Drop Everything & Read

World Book Day on Thursday 5 March saw us all enjoying a big, happy, booky day of reading:

We Dropped Everything to Read for 15 minutes and books, ebooks and magazines were picked up for a reading hush in school. This annual event is one of the ways in which we are all encouraged to make reading a regular part of our routines and to see that it as a valuable, lifelong habit that everyone should enjoy, every day. 

What’s more fun(damental) than reading, really?

See how Elgin Academy enjoyed World Book Day’s Drop Everything and Read event.

Superheros Lunchtime Event

Lunchtime saw the EA Graphic Novel Extravaganza in the library. 

This was an event that offered an introduction to a dizzyingly diverse artistic medium. From superhero combat to dark thrillers, our panel of staff speakers presented a kaleidoscope of visual storytelling. 

Our Fantastic Five, in comic book costumes, talked about favourite books to an enthusiastic audience of pupils. Our brave staff were:

Miss Morton as Catwoman

Mrs Forster as The Joker

Mr Clark as The Riddler

Mrs Toonen as Batgirl 

Mr Abenheimer as V the Vigliante.

Other lunchtime activities during World Book Day included:

A pop-up graphic novel bookshop, provided by Waterstone’s

A hands-on comic book workshop, led by Miss Tullis

Superhero cakes for sale, created by Mrs Forster and which sold out in record time.

Our Invisible Man made sure everything went with a ensuring an exciting extravaganza at lunchtime.

Metaphrog

Metaphrog, the award-nominated creators of graphic novels, rounded off our World Book Day.  Metaphrog are John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs, and they worked with all of S1 in the morning. They delivered fun, educational and interactive workshops to classes and gave pupils lots of ideas for creating their own graphic novels.