WORLD BOOK DAY 2102 AT TAMESIDE COLLEGE LIBRARIES Wo rld Boo k Da y i s t he b ig g e st a nnu a l c e le b ra tio n o f books a nd re a d ing i n t he U K a nd I re la nd a nd wa s pla nne d fo r the 1 st Ma rc h 2 0 1 2 . A somewhat pared down version of last years celebrations yet nevertheless as enthusiastic, the library staff at Tameside College prepared for a choctastic day of fun. This years theme based on Roald Dahl’s, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, saw a Charlie and Chocolate based quiz on LearningBox to win a “Gigantic” chocolate egg. Posters had been placed around the colleges, we hope you saw them, and students were eager to find out way in advance of the day, when the Golden Tickets would be hidden so they could be found and redeemed for chocolate. On World Book Day , the Principal, Peter Ryder read the classic fairytale ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ to children in the crèche at Tameside College. The children dressed up as characters from the tale, had their faces painted and ate porridge in the morning to get into the spirit of the story. Library Assistant Angela Duxbury played the part of Mummy Bear and gave each child their own copy of the book to take home. The event had been tweeted throughout the day on our newly created Twitter stream @TamesideCollLLS. Our Facebook status was also updated to reflect the goings on. The press attended too so look out for our mention in the Tameside Reporter as well as photos of a rather friendly bear! From the Oompa Loompa Little Book of Songs
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1 50 g olden ti ckets were h i dden arou n d th e colleg es, in th e li braries, plan t pots, sh op, ch i ll ou t zon e, ref ectory, bi stro, toi lets an d departmen ts. O ver 1 30 g olden ti ckets h ave been ex ch an ged so f ar so sti ll some remai ni ng an d i f f oun d can sti ll be redeemed at th e li brary f or a “ Won ka” bar of ch ocolate! I n addi ti on to h an din g ou t Won ka bars th e li brary collated an “ O ompa Loompa’ s Li ttle Book of S on g” w e h ave very f ew lef t so come qu ick i f you w ou ld li ke on e. National book tokens have been distributed for all 16 to 19 year olds in college. These can be used to get £1.00 off any BOOK or AUDIO BOOK costing £2.99 or more at any participating bookseller. See World Book Day website for terms and conditions
The most important thing we’ve learned, so far as children are concerned, is never NEVER, NEVER let them near your television set or better still, just don’t install the idiotic thing at all..................
THEY.....USED...TO...READ! They’d READ and READ, And READ and READ, and then
proceed to READ some more....... Oh, books, what books they used to know, Those children living long ago! So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
The displays are up
Some lucky finders of Golden Tickets
Hannah, Allison & Sean
Peter Ryder and the children of the crèche pose for a photo. Below - a lovely photo of The Principal and a youngster engaged in conversation Answers to the World Book Day Quiz Top cocoa producing country: Ivory Coast The Quaker company credited with selling the first chocolate bar: Fry Boz was the penname of: Charles Dickens Oscar Slugworth tried to bribe Charlie Bucket to steal the secret of the Everlasting Gobstopper Abigail Hope never worked for Charlie Townsend The number of Cadbury’s crème eggs made at this time of year: 66,000 every hour
Youngsters participating in the day, reading and showing off their very own Goldilocks story books
Blitzblasters are NOT natives of Loompahland Ricky Gervais played the Charles who serenaded Marge Charlie Bucket’s father, the only breadwinner in the family screws lids on toothpaste tubes The 1990s Chicago rock band named after a character from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is Veruca Salt Roald Dahl got the name “Willy Wonka” from a Boomerang The relationship of King Charles II to Queen Elizabeth II: 1st cousin 9 times removed Sequel to the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Cadburys World is in Birmingham The squirrels decide Veruca Salt is a bad nut Charlie Simpson used to be in Busted , now he’s in Fightstar
Junadal Islam Ashton Centre winner of the golden egg with a 100% score in our Charlie and Chocolate flavoured World Book Day Quiz