29 March 2023

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Here's what our Cool Readers Club is all about...

These are our reading stars put forward by their English teacher.  We interview them about their current book, what they like reading about and what they like to do when they’re not reading.  Introducing DaMari...

DaMari is a keen athlete and his reading tastes reflect this. 

The Year 9 is currently reading a book called ‘Patina’ by Jason Reynolds. 

“This is the second book in a series and the series is about four children who run for something,” said DaMari. 

“This is based around a girl who runs for her mum because her mum can’t – she had her legs cut off. 

“It’s really interesting, I have only just started it but I am enjoying it. 

“My favourite author is Jewell Parker-Rhodes as there are a lot of serious messages in her books. It’s not ‘in your face’ but she highlights underlying issues which are important.” 

DaMari is a keen runner and plays tennis.  “I compete in school sports events and I also play tennis every Saturday. 

“My favourite subjects in school are History and Drama and I have taken part in the school productions, including Matilda and Game Over. 

“In the future I would either like to be a History teacher - I take a lot of inspiration from Mrs Ackers and Miss Makinson who both keep history really interesting. I also love politics so I have also thought about becoming a political analyst.” 

DaMari's English teacher, Mrs Elliott, added, "DaMari is an exceptionally studious young man who strives to do his best at all times.  He loves his reading, particularly Jewell Parker Rhodes (I've even bought books in for him when we haven't had the latest on the shelves!).  He's opinionated, but able to acknowledge other's views so I'm sure he'll talk his way into a great future!"

Tags: English