We’re looking forward to celebrating books and inspiring wider reading with our students on the 5th March for World Book Day and will be doing it in our usual way at SWR – dressing up, competitions, books swaps and prizes!

Where’s Wally? On Thursday 5th March students will have the option to come to school dressed as the well hidden ‘Wally’ or a red and white stripy bobble hat, T Shirt, scarf, glasses etc. We’ll be planting clues around the school to track down this sneaky character from the books; prizes will be given if our students can find out what he’s reading… if he’s found!
SWR teachers will be reading snippets of a short detective story throughout the day in lessons to see if students can work out whodunnit by the end of the day. They’ll be competitions to see if students can guess the teacher behind the book and other various quizzes and challenges around the school and in the library.

Also we are hosting: SWR’s Book Swap: in the library on 5th March for staff and students. Bring a book in to school…. take a new one home!
We need your old books NOW! Please start bringing these in to Miss Trowell and receive a priority token to get a new one on World Book Day.

Scholastic Book Fayre on Thursday 12th March: students will be given (for free) £1 vouchers to spend on a book! Students will need to bring in some money to purchase books on this day.

Visitor writer, Sufiya Ahmed will be running a one hour workshop on Friday 27th March with year 9 to inspire our students. More details to follow on this.

And finally, please see below for the BBC’s 500 Words writing competition! We hope our creative writers will show off their talent and send us their stories to be entered into this national competition and we will also be giving out SWR House Stars and prizes to our in-house winners.

Please email entries to  c.eveleigh@swr.gloucs.sch.uk or m.trowell@swr.glocs.sch.uk by Thursday 27th February.

We’re looking forward to World Book Day on 5th March and hope all our students get involved on the day!

The English Department and Miss Trowell (librarian)