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Speed Book Dating!

It’s Book Fortnight in the GFL!

With a whole series of activities and events including competitions and author visits happening in the GFL over these two weeks, today was Speed Book Dating in our Senior Library where staff and students had a fun one minute to ‘sell’ their book to other contestants then rank the book presented to them from ‘doesn’t interest me’ to ‘awesome’.   While competition was fierce, a great sales pitch given by English Teacher Ms Jen Yoffie of her favourite book, The Year of the Flood written by Margaret Attwood, was a clear winner!

Pictured with the winning book is Ms Jen Yoffie, Alex (Year 12), Mr Henry Kiss and Robert (Year 11).

Congratulations and thanks to all contestants for an awesome event!

And the winner is!


Speed Book Dating – Book Week Fun!

There’s nothing better than sharing a love of reading and when that sharing happens right in the middle of our senior school library, excitement and passion tends to get a bit contagious!

Ten teachers battled it out during our 2014 Book Week Celebrations in our first ever Speed Book Dating event. Teachers had to convince – in just one minute – why other teachers should borrow their book.    Once the teachers discovered how short a minute really is, it was awesome to witness the passionate presentation of some very convincing reasons!!

Congratulations to Mr Stockdale for his win in convincing a majority of competitors that they must read his chosen book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Thanks to all teachers who participated in this lunchtime event.


#staff battling it out