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Book Week Scotland 2019

Wow what a busy week we had for Book Week Scotland! Miss Gibbon even managed a Book Week Scotland visit to Beattock Primary too where she had fun meeting all the pupils. Back at Moffat Academy, Nursery, P1, P2 and P3 watched author readings of the books shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and then voted for their favourite which was....The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears by Alistair Chisholm. They also received their fantastic Bookbags from the Scottish Book Trust. Nursery pupils receive their bookbags at a different time so Miss Gibbon gifted the pupils a secondhand book each from her cupboard. P4-P7 pupils took part in a Bookswap and a quiz. Each participating pupil completed a slip to explain why they liked the book they were donating to swap. Quiz winners were P4- Harry , P5 - Mallory , P6-James, P6/7-Geordie, P7-Wilfie. Secondary pupils and staff participated in a Countdown competition, the overall winners were the Staff Team - well done! S1 and S2 Library Reading Classes listened to a Patrick Ness author interview and took part in a quiz. All pupils also voted for their favourite Scottish word. Secondary's favourite was 'Shoogle' and Primary's was 'Wheesht'! Working with a wide range of partners, Scottish Book Trust – the national charity changing lives through reading and writing – delivered events and activities across the country during Book Week Scotland 2019, which ran from 18 November to 24 November, linked to this year’s theme of Conversation. Now in its eighth year, Book Week Scotland was initiated by the Scottish Government and is funded annually by Creative Scotland. Hundreds of free events happen during Book Week Scotland across every region, including every Scottish Library service with the support of Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). #bookweekscotland #bookbugpicturebookprize #scottishbooktrust