World Book Day ‘Wonka’s Room of Invention’

By Ballyclare High School on 3 March, 2023


The library was transformed into ‘Wonka’s Room of Invention’ in celebration of World Book Day and Roald Dahl’s fabulous book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Pupils had great fun taking part in the many games, puzzles, and competitions devised by the 6th form event organisers, Katie Garner, Emily Proctor and Emily Long.  Particularly popular, was the Oompa Loompa hunt, the craft table which was busy with pupils making bookmarks and origami book hearts and the guess the staff ‘Shelfie’ photo competition. A special thank you to the pupil librarians and library volunteers who helped make giant confectionary decorations which helped transform the library into a sugary spectacle.

The focus on reading for pleasure continues this term as pupils complete a reading survey to help us better understand our pupils’ reading habits and direct our future reading for pleasure strategies.

In the wise words of the Oompa Loompa’s ‘Try simply reading a book’!