Cullybackey High School Goes Bananas for Books!
Our school's aim for Book Week this year was to show pupils that reading can be fun. We enjoyed a number of events that took place from Monday 4th to Friday the 8th of March.
DEAR- Drop Everything And Read
Monday, 4th March we had a "Drop Everything And Read" period where all students, teachers and support teachers brought in a book of their choice to read for a full hour. It gave everyone the chance to relax.
All students took part in a competition called "Undercover Teacher". They had to guess the identity of teachers reading their favourite book. It was trickier than it sounds.
On Wednesday Katie and Bethan were awarded the status of word millionaires. They both love reading because it makes them feel like the have got to know new people.
Friday Dress-up Assembly
The grand finale of Book Week was a special assembly where year eight's received certificates to mark their reading achievements and prizes were awarded for the best heroes and villains. Look at our pictures to see how creative our costumes were!
19-23 Nov 2012 - Anti Bullying Week
Everybody is Somebody
This week was Cullybackey High School's Anti-Bullying Week. Three special events took place. On Wednesday Year 8 took part in a workshop called 'Bully-Busters' with Louise from Women's Aid. On Thursday, Miss Neely's drama class performed in a special assembly for junior school. Their aim was specifically to raise awareness about cyber-bullying. On Friday, to finish Anti-Bullying Week in style, teachers and students took part in Funky Tie Friday
During the workshop Louise got pupils to discuss different types of bullying, for example physical and verbal abuse. To hear more click on the link below to Charlie's interview with Louise from Women's Aid.
The play was based on the TV show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". Shakira from 10A3 who played a contestant said she really enjoyed the whole experience. Miss Neely said her aim was to convey the idea that you need to tell somebody if you are getting bullied. Miss Neely believes it is better to visualise the effects of bullying through a play, instead of simply being told about it. Mrs Taylor, Head of Junior School told us that the play will show people that they can say things that they don't realise are hurtful.
For Funky Tie Friday pupils, teachers and other staff wore a funky tie to show that they're against bullying. The array of ties was amazing- with clown ties, Christmas ties and even musical ties. Ross a pupil in year 9 expressed his opinion of the event: "I have really enjoyed it. It's been great fun. I love looking at other peoples ties. I hope it can happen next year. I think that all the ties show that everyone is different."