16 October 2020

Assistant Head of English, Mrs Robinson-Ali, set all Year 8 pupils a creative challenge last month which will also prove useful for pupils' Accelerated Reading (AR) sessions.

Year 8 were asked to design a bookmark with a reading puns theme for use by the whole school so that readers not only didn’t lose their place in their books but had a useful reminder of their Accelerated Reader details.

The English department had a giggle at the jokes as they deliberated over the winner. The entries were so impressive that they decided to have four runners-up.

Mrs Gidden said, “This is the third year we have run this competition.  The standards were really high and it was really tough to pick the winners.”

Pleased with her class' achievement, Mrs Webster added, "I know the standards of the competition were high this year so to say I was excited to hear that four of the winners were in 8E1 is an understatement! I'm super proud. Well done to everyone that entered and congratulations to the winners."

Using the template provided, pupils had to design their bookmark within a area specified.  The winning designs will now be printed onto card and distributed to all readers who will then be able to add their name, their reading ZPD, their colour code and it also has the web address for the AR site on it - all the questions pupils typically ask during AR sessions!

Well done to the winner Olivia C and the four runners-up Destiny F (not pictured), Jessica M, Ethan B and Luke B.  Winning designs are below. 


Tags: English