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World Book Day - Staff Speed Dating

27th Feb 2018

World Book Day - Staff Speed Dating

On Tuesday 27th February, as part of staff training and for World Book Week 2018, staff at Thorp took part in Book Speed Dating. They had to choose a book which they wanted to recommend and bring the book with them to the meeting. Everybody lined up in two collaborative learning tramlines opposite each other.

Staff then had one minute on the toolkit timer countdown to convince the person opposite why they should read their book choice. After the timer had counted down and the whistle has been blown, the person opposite had their chance to persuade.

The tramlines then moved to the left and the process started over again. Staff could only sit back down if someone had taken their choice and they also had a new book to take and read.

Almost every member of staff came away from the activity with a book to read or a recommendation.