16 March 2017

Comedy or tragedy? Fantasy or mystery? Fiction or non-fiction? These were the thoughts that passed through the minds of the dozens of students at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School when a book fair came to school.

Pupils at the book fairThe annual fair was a huge success getting so many more pupils into books and reading for pleasure. “I was excited when I found out about the book fair because I only like certain books,” quoted a Year 7 student. “I thought there was just going to be books for older students, but I was happy to see that there was something for everyone.” This student alone bought two books, a bunch of stationery and was happy with the overall cheap price. 

From books about William Shakespeare at £3.99 that might interest older students studying their GCSEs, to brand new titles at £8.99 that Year 7 and 8s would love, the books at the fair had a wide range of prices and genres. 

An added bonus was that when you went to buy a book, the librarian would give you a £1 World Book Day token, meaning you could get a book with a further pound knocked off the advertised price. There was not only books on offer, but also posters, stationery, such as mechanical pencils, invisible ink pens with UV light and ‘smelly’ erasers, and so much more. It was great and caused quite a buzz in school!

As well as a raffle, there was also a World Book Day quiz, where you could win one of dozens of Easter eggs as prizes.

I think the book fair was a resounding success, raising much-needed funds for the school library. Mrs Taylor will be asking pupils for a list of books that they would like to see on the library shelves very soon!

By Lucy, 7S