Book Week 2023

Posted on August 25, 2023

Book Week 2023 – Wrap Up

Happy Book Week. What an amazing week it has been. Author visits, book character parade and Book Week concert, competitions, craft, activities, escape rooms and so much more.

Book Parade and Concert

Book Week kicked off with a bang with the Junior School book character dress-up day, parade and Book Week Concert. There were so many fantastic costumes. Congratulations to the winners of the bunting competitions. And well done to the Red Shirt Choir and Year 6 Spoken Choir for their amazing performances.


More Book Week parade and costume photos here.

Author Visit – Samantha Wheeler

It was wonderful to welcome author Samantha Wheeler to St Paul’s School. She spoke with Year 4-6 Junior School classes about her books, including Mister Cassowary, Devils In Danger and Smooch and Rose, and the research, animals and true stories behind these books.

Author Visit – Chris Gooch

On Thursday and Friday, graphic novelist Chris Gooch worked with the Year 8, 9 and 10 students. He spoke about his journey to becoming a graphic novel author and students had a go making their own zines.



The Secondary School Trivia competition tradition continued with a special Book Week competition. Ten book related trivia questions and ten general knowledge questions. Congratulations to our winners and reigning champions.

Escape Room

Could you solve a mystery and escape from Sherlock Holmes’s study? Twelve groups of students gave it a go this week. It proved difficult to uncover the culprit and decipher the clues.


Bookmark and Notebook String Art

We got creating in the Possibility Hub designing and making bookmarks and notebook covers with string art. There were some very clever designs.


The Secondary Library hosted our very first BookCon. Students had the opportunity to come in cosplay, dressed as a book, comic book or movie character, and enjoyed an afternoon of fun, food, quizzes and games.

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