Pupils at Morrison’s Academy celebrated World Book Day last week with a number of activities across the school.

The P1 and P2 classes held a Bedtime Stories Afternoon. Dressed in their pyjamas and slippers, the children relaxed and enjoyed reading and listening to many exciting and new stories.

Eventually, after a midnight feast, the children tried to settle down for a nap. However, too much giggling, wriggling and excitement meant that sleeping was quite out of the question.

Following on from Primary Science week, the Primary Book Week this year focused on non-fiction and there were various science book-related activities in the Primary School, culminating in the ‘Dress as a Scientist” day on Thursday. All the pupils and teachers made a real effort with their costumes.

Meanwhile, in the Secondary School, Morrison’s Academy was delighted to welcome the award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Wein.

Elizabeth presented at two assemblies, sharing her experiences of visiting Ethiopia as part of Ethiopian Book Week.

She showed pupils poignant photos of children reading books delivered by donkey mobile libraries – a much valued resource in rural areas provided by the charity Ethiopia Reads (www.ethiopiareads.org).

Pupils learnt more about the transformative power of reading in a developing country such as Ethiopia, as well as discovering the beauty and heritage of this ancient country.

Elizabeth’s latest novel, Black Dove, White Raven, is set in Ethiopia, and she explained that her trip provided much inspiration for this and other novels she has written.

Writing for young adults, Elizabeth has won many accolades including the UK Literary Association Award.

Her novel, Code Name Verity, was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Scottish Children’s Book Award.

Also, following on from the recent trend for ‘shelfies’, in the school library, pupils have been trying to decide which ‘shelfie’ belongs to what member of staff.

A ‘shelfie’ is a picture or portrait of someone’s bookshelf and astute pupils have spotted various clues.

The photographs displayed in the school library have led to much discussion about their possible sources.

Pupils at Morrison’s Academy celebrated World Book Day last week with a number of activities across the school.

The P1 and P2 classes held a Bedtime Stories Afternoon. Dressed in their pyjamas and slippers, the children relaxed and enjoyed reading and listening to many exciting and new stories.

Eventually, after a midnight feast, the children tried to settle down for a nap. However, too much giggling, wriggling and excitement meant that sleeping was quite out of the question.

Following on from Primary Science week, the Primary Book Week this year focused on non-fiction and there were various science book-related activities in the Primary School, culminating in the ‘Dress as a Scientist” day on Thursday. All the pupils and teachers made a real effort with their costumes.

Meanwhile, in the Secondary School, Morrison’s Academy was delighted to welcome the award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Wein.

Elizabeth presented at two assemblies, sharing her experiences of visiting Ethiopia as part of Ethiopian Book Week.

She showed pupils poignant photos of children reading books delivered by donkey mobile libraries – a much valued resource in rural areas provided by the charity Ethiopia Reads (www.ethiopiareads.org).

Pupils learnt more about the transformative power of reading in a developing country such as Ethiopia, as well as discovering the beauty and heritage of this ancient country.

Elizabeth’s latest novel, Black Dove, White Raven, is set in Ethiopia, and she explained that her trip provided much inspiration for this and other novels she has written.

Writing for young adults, Elizabeth has won many accolades including the UK Literary Association Award.

Her novel, Code Name Verity, was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Scottish Children’s Book Award.

Also, following on from the recent trend for ‘shelfies’, in the school library, pupils have been trying to decide which ‘shelfie’ belongs to what member of staff.

A ‘shelfie’ is a picture or portrait of someone’s bookshelf and astute pupils have spotted various clues.

The photographs displayed in the school library have led to much discussion about their possible sources.