As part of our world book day celebrations the English Department launched its annual Extreme Reading competition. The entries were numerous and varied as usual – but the winners were announced as Ben Thomas and Ethan Williams for the pupils and Mrs Hill for the staff.
We were thrilled to announce that over £380 had been raised by the Year 7 classes who all took part in Readathon as part of their independent learning last term. Each Year 7 pupil was challenged to read 6 books in 6 weeks. Not only did the majority complete this challenge but many actually exceeded it. The money raised goes to a variety of charities for children including the Teenage Cancer Trust. A big thank you to Mrs Easton for her work in organising the annual Readathon Challenge.
At the recent Year 7 parents’ evening many of the Mums, Dads and carers commented on how the event had re-enthused their sons about reading.