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Wellacre’s Summer Reading Challenge

Posted at 4:09 pm on 8th November, 2018

Challenge inspires students’ holiday reading

Over the school holidays, Wellacre’s English and Literacy department encouraged students and staff to take part in a Summer Reading Challenge.

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There were a variety of reading challenges to complete, requiring students to explore and read a variety of authors, genres, including poetry and graphic novels, and time periods.

For each challenge completed, students have been awarded with house points and those who successfully completed all six challenges, including a bonus challenge, were placed into a draw to win a reward.

The bonus challenges asked students to write a review of their favourite book read over the summer or to share a photo of themselves taking part in the challenge in an unusual location.

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Well done to Year 10 Owen, who won the student draw and was rewarded for his enthusiasm and success with a certificate and Amazon gift card.  

Mrs Warren, Teacher of English, said:

“Students read lots of books over the summer and were excited to discuss the ones they enjoyed.  We will be creating a library display to inspire literacy and provide peer book recommendations and new reads. Staff also got involved and took part in the challenge while on holiday - we loved the photo of one teacher reading their book to an elephant!”

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Owen said:

“I really like reading and try to find time every day.”

Owen’s summer reading list (and recommendations) included:

  • The Day I Fell Down The Toilet And Other Poems

  • Auggie And Me Three Wonder Stories

  • Predator's Gold

  • Yorkshire Folk Tales For Children

  • Warriors: The Lost Warrior