The World of Books: Q&A about Reading at Compass School Southwark
By Louis, Eronisa and Kirsty, Year 7
World Book Day was on the 2nd March 2017. Many schools celebrated the day with activities to represent World Book Day. Here at Compass, we played Character Guess Who. Other schools even dressed up as well-known characters.
Today, for BBC School Report, we interviewed several Compass members about what their favourite books are and we asked them the following questions:
Q1) What is your favourite book?
Q2) Who is your favourite author?
Q3) Do you enjoy reading, if not why?
Q4) Who’s your favourite book character?
Q5) Is your holiday your main reading time?
Maurycy Gleba – Year 7 East
A1) The Gone Series
A2) Terry Pratchet
A3) Yes, I enjoy it a lot because I learn from the books
A4) Tiffany Aching because she’s smart and funny
Tegan Wood – Year 7 East
A1) The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time
A2) Jeff Kinney
A4) Christopher because he’s strange
Nancy Dooling – Year 7 North
A1) I can’t choose, I like them all.
A2) Michael Morpurgo because his books are interesting
A4) Matilda because she’s clever, smart and mysterious
Dillon Collinson – Year 7 North
A1) The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
A2) Roald Dahl because I like his poems
A4) Manny Heffley because he is really funny
Lily-Mae Headley – Year 7 North
A2) Jacqueline Wilson because her books are amazing and inspiring
A3) It depends on how I’m feeling.
A4) Matilda because she is mischievous, talented and a bookworm
A5) No, because sometime my holidays are times for me to spend time with my family
Ms Quigley – The Librarian
A1) Sense and Sensibility
A2) Janes Austin
A3) I love reading – it’s my passion
A4) Father/Son in Danny The Champion Of The World because I love the relationship they have.
A5) Yes and I’m currently reading Youth action books.
Ms Stone – Head of Trailblazers
A1) I Enjoy many books especially Lluvia de Oro – which means Rain of Gold.
A2) I don’t have a current favourite author, though some of the authors I’ve been reading lately are John Le Carré, Ann Lecki, Michael Grant and Victor Villaseñor.
A3) I love reading because it’s makes me experience adventures and I’m entertained by the stories.
A5) I read outside of my holiday every only read almost 1 hour a day during my commute.
Ms Green – Art Teacher
A1) Dark Materials
A2) Joe Abercrombie because he’s an amazing author.
A3) I enjoy reading because it helps me think better
A4) Gandalf because he’s a powerful wizard
A5) I read beyond my holidays. Because I’m very busy, I normally read on the underground
These questions helped us understand what people thought about books and World Book Day. From these answers it is clear that reading improves people’s knowledge and lives. Roald Dahl and more amazing authors have inspired us to reach out for our dreams and enjoy the world of books. World Book Day has allowed us to find out facts about others and the books they enjoy and their opinion on World Book Day.