Reading Festivals


This year’s World Book Week festival has been chosen to not only celebrate World Book Day but also to support the International Baccalaureate Programmes.

The festival will be held throughout the week beginning Monday 4th March 2019, ending on Friday 8th March 2019.  

 We will also have artefacts and displays on loan to us from the Japanese Embassy,  a visit from Chris Bradford (author of Young Samurai book series) as our special Guest with his Samurai Warrior show PLUS this year’s prize involves a Japanese Taiko Drums workshop for the winning tutor group and winners of the individual competitions.

The restaurant will also be cooking a Japanese themed menu on World Book Day (Thursday 7th March) AND we will be holding our annual book character “Dress Up Day”.


Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to enrol your tutees in ‘Spy Games’ to discover whether you have a tutor group of Secret Agents and Spies.

Good spies are active listeners, keen observers and they have a sharp memory…

This year’s World Book Day Festival ‘SPY GAMES’ will run from Monday 26th February to Friday 2nd March 2018.

Tutor groups will participate in a week long series of challenges and go head to head to discover who has what it takes to become the ultimate Spies.

Resource packs are in the process of being prepared and will be with you very soon.

This message will self-destruct after you realise what a great week this will be!!!

Sci-Fi Convention 2017

For World Book Day 2017, Wilmington Academy will be hosting a two week long Sci-Fi Convention from Monday 20th February to Friday 3rd March. The convention will also include an Inter-Galactic Congress where all tutor groups will become their own planets and take part in 22 competitions to become Champions of the Galaxy.
Information on each of the challenges is available in the Tutor Pack, and a planning booklet for students to print and use if they wish is also available. A timetable for the fortnight of submission dates for the challenges is also available.

Planning booklet     Sci-Fi Convention Timetable     Sci-Fi Convention Tutor Pack