13th Feb 2020 – Thanks to the excellent work of our librarian Mrs Parkin, World Book Day is always surrounded by exciting events at Loreto College. So what will be taking place this year?
M.A.Bennett, author of the teenage thriller ‘S.T.A.G.S’ will be discussing her novel with our Year 9 students. This is the first book in a set of trilogy novels about a high school, and the strange disappearances of some students! This is M.A.Bennett’s first visit to Loreto College, so we are looking forward to meeting her!
As 5th March is World Book Day, the library will be distributing WBD vouchers for everyone – these will entitle students to £1 off any book in any bookstore.
We will also welcome into school the award winning poet Kevin Shaw. This well be Kevin’s second visit to Loreto, and he will be talking to our Year 7 students. He is a fabulous poet, and we had lots of fun during his last visit!
Our Year 7 students will also be dressing up as their favourite book character to help celebrate the day. Mrs Parkin and Mrs Caulfield will pick out the best four costumes, and these pupils will win books and book tokens! It costs £1 to participate in this, with all proceeds going to charity.
Last but not least, the library will be hosting a huge sale of books donated by staff and students. We will be to raising money for the charity BOOK AID: For every £2 that the school raises, the charity will send a brand new book to a reader in a war-torn area overseas. Last year we ran this event for the first time and were thrilled with the generous support from our Loreto community. For the children who receive these books, this may be their first and only personal possession since fleeing from their homes! This event is called ‘The Big Booky Breakfast’, and because it is a breakfast, everyone who buys a book will also receive a croissant, a muffin or a cookie! Now there’s an offer you can’t refuse …