Students and staff celebrate World Book Day at Anthony Gell School

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World Book Day was celebrated at Anthony Gell School with a week of activities dominated by reading and literacy.

A 'Masked Reader’ competition featuring several staff, including Headteacher Mr Kelly as a strawberry, enabled staff to talk about books they are enjoying reading. Younger students took part in a treasure hunt to find ‘Wally’ and submitted wonderful artwork in a competition to produce a piece of art linked to reading or literature.

Students of all ages took part in a World Book Day quiz during Tutor time and a host of staff and students dressed up as some of their favourite characters from the world of literature. Frodo Baggins, Miss Trunchbull and Michael Corleone, were amongst many others seen in and around school that day. The week of events were coordinated by Mr Flint, the leader of the Communications Faculty at AGS.

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Headteacher, Malcolm Kelly, commented “Reading is an essential skill which enables better access to the full curriculum for students of all ages and abilities, helps in expanding vocabulary, informs and entertains, and leads to greater self-confidence. These are just some of the reasons why we spend time focusing on and developing reading with the children and young people who attend AGS.”

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