Our annual Bosco Book Week focused on ‘The Origins of Emoji’. Staff and students explored 21st Century reading skills- symbolism, visualisation, inference and deduction of emoji.
To launch our celebrations we began each day with an assembly using the biography of Shigetake Kurita, the creator of the first emoji. The word of the week was ‘visionary: during assembly the term visionary was defined in its noun and adjective form with a projection what it is to be visionary.
There was a presentation on The Hill to promote Reading for Pleasure using inspirational quotes from famous visionaries about achieving goals, dreams and ambitions.
Students across KS3 enjoyed cross-curricular literacy lesson with a focus on reading. Students enjoyed the following lessons:
There was a notable increase of students visiting the LRC to participate in the extra-curricular activities compared to last year. The following activities supported teaching and learning:
Our annual celebration of World Book Day was celebrated with staff and students dressing up as their favourite book character.
To complete the celebration and promotion of Reading for Pleasure, there was an attendance incentive of emoji cupcakes for everyone during Friday break time.