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 Luke Corcoran 7 JEV for the pupils and Mr Dale Gamble for the staff.
We were thrilled to announce that over £185 had been raised by the Year 7 classes who all took part in ‘Readathon’ as part of their independent learning last term. The money raised will go back into further promotion of reading across the school.
Also, to celebrate World Book Day BCBC held their first ever book swap. Pupils from Year 7, 8 and 9 took part in the book swap which was a great success. Pupils were asked to bring in their unwanted reading books from home and exchange them for a book swap voucher. On Thursday 8th March, these vouchers were then swapped for books. The books ranged from titles such as, “Coping with Teachers” by Peter Corey to “Cirque Du Freak” by Darren Shan. The book swap gave pupils a chance to revamp their reading collection. Aaron Leigh from 7LEA couldn’t wait to start reading his ‘new’ book and commented, “This was a great idea!”
The staff were also encouraged to refresh their own reading material with a similar book swap which ran in the staff room all week.
A wonderful week of reading and learning!