Announcements

World Book Night

Thursday 23rd April saw the Academy participate in World Book Night; a different scheme from World Book Day, which you might remember we celebrated in March, but one with a shared goal to encourage reading and support literacy.

The aim of WBN is to engage reluctant readers and acquaint them with the joy of reading for pleasure – not just students but anyone in the community.  Volunteers distribute free books to those they think will enjoy and  benefit from them.

 Thursday 23rd April saw the Academy participate in World Book Night; a different scheme from World Book Day, which you might remember we celebrated in March, but one with a shared goal to encourage reading and support literacy.

The aim of WBN is to engage reluctant readers and acquaint them with the joy of reading for pleasure – not just students but anyone in the community.  Volunteers distribute free books to those they think will enjoy and  benefit from them.

Members of staff at the Academy nominated students and the lucky recipients received a copy of “Street Cat Bob” by James Bowen. “Street Cat Bob” is the heart- warming true life story of James, who whilst living in sheltered accommodation, having previously been homeless and sleeping rough on the streets of Tottenham, north London, found an injured ginger cat in his hallway and took him in. James was living hand to mouth and the last thing he needed was a pet – and yet the two quickly bonded and found comfort, friendship and redemption in each other.

We also issued copies of Lynda La Plante’s ‘Prime Suspect’ thriller (you may recall it was adapted into an award winning TV series starring Helen Mirren) to the parents and carers of Berryfields Primary School pupils. These books were advertised on the school’s Facebook page and went like hot cakes.

With the great success of both World Book Night and World Book Day I am looking forward to taking part again next year.

A quick thank you to those people who kindly responded to my request for donations of magazines included in the last newsletter. As always if anyone is thinking of clearing out any suitable magazines or books please consider donating them to the Academy library.

Thank you for your continued generous support.

Mr A Cluett

Learning Resource Centre Manager