Monday, 5 October 2015

Summer Reading Challenge

Well done to our pupils who successfully completed the Summer Reading Challenge. In order to earn their certificate the children had to read six books and then review them with a volunteer at the local library.

What is the Reading Challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way – all FREE.

Can I get involved now?
Yes! Now, all year round, the Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games. So why not pick up a book and have a go.

As a reward for their efforts the children each earned £50 to go into the playground equipment fund. They will be getting their hands on the catalogues next week to choose the new equipment for the rest of the school... up to a value of £800!

Even Mr Drakes managed to complete the six book challenge this year...

  1. Allegiant - this was the last book in the Divergent series. It has taken me a long time to complete the trilogy, but it was definitely worth it.
  2. The Sound of Whales - this was a story about a remote island in the north of Scotland. A boy - who has strange powers - can summon whales at will. A scientist is keen to find out more, but he seems to have a dark secret of his own. A great read.
  3. Fly By Night - this was a rip roaring tale about a girl called Mosca Mye and her per goose Saracen. It was a constantly twisting and turning plot with lots of action!
  4. Twilight Robbery - this was the second outing for Mosca Mye in a sequel to the first story. This time they get into just as much trouble as they try to solve a mystery and rescue The Luck from the clutches of the Locksmiths... brilliant.
  5. Urban Outlaws - a more modern story, this was about a group of teenage hackers who used their knowledge and power for good.
  6. Five Children on the Western Front - without a doubt this was the saddest story of them all and it bought a tear to my eye. It is set during WW1 and follows a family as the children grow up during the war. Very sad... but very good!

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