Year 7 reading challenge: accepted!

Year 7 reading challenge: accepted!

Our Year 7 reading challenge has now closed and after the all-important measuring, the results are in!

The final heights are as follows:

  • Last place: Class 7A2 with 180cm
  • Third place: Class 7B1 with 204cm
  • Second place: Class 7A1 with 255cm
  • And the clear winner: Class 7B2 with a height of 366cm

A huge congratulations to everyone involved in building a total height of books read of 10.05m!

The towers are still in the school library and some students will be building new towers in their English classrooms. Commendations have been given to everyone involved.

Commenting on the competition, Mrs Bird, English Teacher, said, “This sort of challenge has been shown to enthuse students of all reading abilities to read more widely and with greater challenge; as we hoped, all classes were excited by the competition. Anecdotally, lots of students have expressed a renewed interest in reading, many of them saying that they tried something new. Many reluctant readers also said that they finished whole books for the first time. We want our students to read for life and we hope this has fuelled the journey for them.

Hot on the heels of the close of the Sexey’s reading challenge was the longlist announcement for the CILIP Carnegie Awards 2019 on 19th February, so our students have plenty of recommendations for half term! Which one are you starting with?