BOOK WEEK 2021: Students encouraged to lose themselves in a good book - Cranbrook School

BOOK WEEK 2021: Students encouraged to lose themselves in a good book

23 Aug 21 by Cranbrook Communications

Book Week 2021 offers students and staff this week the perfect opportunity to reconnect with reading, escape reality and, importantly, reduce the time spent in front of their screens.

The theme for this year’s Book Week is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds, with several great initiatives encouraging everyone to get involved. There is a Book Week themed Kahoot which is an online quiz students can access at Cranbrook Book Week 2021 , and on Thursday Years 7 and 8 will welcome bestselling author Barry Jonsberg during their English lessons. Barry is an award-winning young adult and children’s book writer who has written books such as My Life As An Alphabet and Pandora Jones: Deception.

Book Week is also a chance to remind everyone about the great service our Library offers. Students and staff can take advantage of the book delivery service with students able to log into Destiny (library catalogue) and put a hold on a book they want to borrow. Library staff will arrange for deliveries to go out on a Friday afternoon.

Books offer a great form of escapism and Cranbrook School’s Head of Counselling Ali Carter recently cited reading as a great form of self-care and a good way to support mental wellbeing.

“Research shows reading can help deal with feelings of loneliness and anxiety, offering the opportunity to slow down and be present within the story,” Ali said. “Immersing yourself in a book offers a welcome escape from moments of anxious overthinking and is especially good for you before trying to go to sleep.”

Some of the boys have been sharing what they have been reading and their favourite places to read in their English lessons. See the photo gallery below to view their favourite reading spots.

Following on from the success of previous years, students are also encouraged to email their book face photos through to This initiative joins art and life in a photo and is always a very popular challenge.

The Cranbrook Library also has a wonderful selection of magazines and databases such as National Geographic, The Economist, SLAM, History Today and Cosmos which are all available via the Canvas Library Course