July 2018

Reading Makes Points

Throughout the summer term, a number of students took part in a Library competition which aimed to further encourage independent reading among young people.

Working in conjunction with the school’s Accelerated Reader (AR) programme – an initiative to inspire competitive reading – students in years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the ‘Reading Makes Points’ contest.

The aim of the competition was for students to score as highly as possible by reading a variety of books, each of which were allocated their own point score.

Students were allowed to choose their own titles and the winners were determined by the overall number of points collected from the books they had read.

Before moving on to their next book, the students had to complete a quiz to show their knowledge and understanding of the book they had just read as part of the AR programme.

Head of Library Services Julie Thompson commented: 'It was wonderful to see the students having fun reading, quizzing and rising to the challenge of the Library competition. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who took part.'

Congratulations and well done to the following students:

1st Place: Molly Allen 
Winner of: £10 National Book Token

2nd Place: Lauren Spencer 
Winner of: £10 National Book Token

3rd Place: Briget Macinnes Morrison 
Winner of: Magnetic bookmark

4th Place: Katie Fisher 
Winner of: Magnetic bookmark

5th Place: Alex Tallett 
Winner of: Notebook and pen

6th Place: Sally Green 
Winner of: Jar of sweets

7th Place: Jess Hutchinson 
Winner of: Jar of sweets

8th Place: Ryan Lewis 
Winner of: Jar of sweets

Each winner also received a certificate and a fiction book of their own to keep.

The next Library competition will run throughout the Autumn 2018 Term.