Our Reading Champions evening in the library on Thursday 29th June was glorious. Since March, our Year 7 students have been reading books from a list originally created by S F Said (our Patron of Reading), English teachers and the librarians. They had to present the book they enjoyed the most to their English classes and each class then chose their favourite.
On Thursday evening, each book was championed in front of an invited audience of family and friends and the presenters were questioned by the Chairman, S F Said (just like the Baileys’ Prize for Fiction or Man Booker…) We were stunned by the quality of the presentations, the imagination that had gone into films and visuals and the maturity and confidence of our students. Winning by a very narrow margin was Luca Turner with The Enemy by Charlie Higson, but in our opinion, everyone was a winner.