A room without books is like a body without a soul. One of the many quotes that have inspired us for World Book Day, this years ‘s theme being to ‘share a million stories’. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore reading and to celebrate authors, books and illustrators. Our English Department worked hard to create a ‘Reading Inspiration’ wall and a ‘Writes of Passage’ board containing lists of books that have inspired our students or changed their lives, something that is hoped will inspire our students in the future. We held a WBD Quiz and issued all KS3 students with a £1 book token. Reading forms a large part of our English studies and our students complete a Reading Passport to log their progress. Our teachers did not disappoint on this year’s World Book Day, all dressing up as literary characters: L-R: Ms McArthur as Juliet, Mrs Kennedy as Singh’s Wife, Miss Ford as Porphyria, Mrs Woodvine as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Miss Sutton as Scrooge and Mrs Olner as Inspector Goole from An Inspector Calls. Even our Senior Leadership Team got in on the act, dressing up as characters from The Wizard of Oz. As Dr Seuss once wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”.