Key stage 3 secondary students celebrated the importance of reading by taking part in the “Reading Challenge ” campaign, with the aim of reading a wide range of genres. On 10th March, lots of pupils showed their love of reading within an assembly that included pupil speeches poetry recitals and prize giving, from the latest writing competitions. Also, awards were presented to the “Spelling Bee” winners for Years 7, 8 and 9. The overall winner, Lucía Torres, in Year 7, had surprised many by going head to head in battles, in previous lunch times, even with older Year groups, and was successful in the race to win The British College English award trophy.
Another student that excelled was Jacob Emery, in Year 8, that had once again one of his poems published.
In addition, we launched the sponsored “Need to Read” campaign. Pupils were then given a sponsor form in class. This is a whole school initiative with an aim at both raising the levels of literacy and raising funds for the Syria/Turkey earthquake appeal.
This is the list of winners:
Lucía del Toro Ojeda: Year 7 and overall key stage 3. “Spelling Bee”.
Jacob Emery: Talent in Poetry writing Award.
Gonzalo Manrique: Year 8 “Spelling Bee”.
Tomas Pahlsten : Year 9 “Spelling Bee”.
Daniella Grandoso Barandica: Year 7 “Reading Challenge”.
Yuting Ji Wu and joint Jacob Emery: Year 8 “Reading Challenge”. Laura Ailing Sanchez: Year 9 “Reading Challenge”.