ALVA ACADEMY celebrated Book Week with another fun-filled period as teachers and pupils donned their finest costumes.

To celebrate Book Week, the Wee County secondary put on a number of activities over five days, culminating in a typically huge book character coffee morning.

At the beginning of the week, there was a quiz every morning with a teacher reading out extracts from books over the loudspeaker system, with the pupils having to guess who was reading and book they were reading from.

On Wednesday, the school also launched a reading café for pupils and staff to go along and ready with a cup of tea and some cake.

Not many schools do coffee mornings in the same way as Alva, and they excelled once more as each faculty dressed up as characters from books and competed for the illustrious prize of best faculty.

All staff then attended the English flexible learning area that had been transformed into Gatsby’s Speakeasy as the English teachers each dressed up as a character from the classic.

The teachers from the PE department took the first prize for their depiction of IT by Stephen King, while business, enterprise and European languages (BEEL), took second spot for their depiction of The Night Before Christmas.

Third Prize then went to maths for their depiction of 101 Dalmatians and pupil support earned a joint third for their depiction of “James and the Giant Peach”.

Kerry Douglas, head of English, said: “The standard was very high and it was a difficult decision to choose the winners.

“A special prize was awarded to Hugh Blair and pupils for their creation of a Dalek – not exactly based on a book, but still amazing.”

“All in all, it was another successful Book Week at Alva Academy”

To round things off on Friday afternoon, the S1-S3 Spelling Bee took place. Winners were Hayden, Mirren and Daniel who all managed their difficult words with aplomb.