World Book Night – Encouraging Reading for PleasureAs part of the World Book Night John Hanson School students and staff flocked to the Learning Resources Centre to swap their recent reads with new and exciting free books at the Bring and Swap Book Shop. Many of the books supplied were official World Book Night titles including: ‘Skellig’ by David Almond, ‘My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece’ by Annabel Pitcher, ‘Assassins Apprentice’ by Robin Hobb and ‘The Moaning of Life’ by Karl Pilkington. Each of these books provided the differing age ranges across the school with a book of interest, and proved very popular amongst staff and students alike.

The World Book Night premise is that once you’ve read your free book, you pop your name in the front cover and pass it on to another reader. Via events like this, we hope to get more young people (and adults too!) into reading for pleasure.

This was another Literacy event in a year-long push, and more books will be available at the J-Fest (our late summer Music festival). Please come along and support us, or donate any unwanted books to the school reception.

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