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Speeding through a love of books

Pupils at John Spence Community High School celebrate their love of literature as part of World Book Day.

Pupils at John Spence Community High School celebrate their love of literature as part of World Book Day.

Young bookworms celebrated their love of reading with a variety of activities in their school library.

Students and teachers at John Spence Community High School, in North Shields, marked their love of literature as part of the World Book Day celebrations.

The library was decked out in book-cover-bunting while pupils enjoyed visits from recognised literary heroes.

Children from each year group undertook three 20-minute workshops testing out their poetic prowess, storytelling style and capability to construe

Using a selection of items available to them, and using Simon Armitage’s ‘About His Person’, the youngsters wrote their own poems, ranging from multiple-stanza love poems and limericks to the simple and light-hearted.

After lunch students took part in a ‘Book Speed Dating Extravaganza’ where, accompanied by a playlist of book themed songs, they were given 90-seconds to tell their opposite speed-dater why he or she should read their favourite book.

 

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