Reading Matters at Bridgnorth Endowed

Joint winners of the World Book Day competition – Zoe Gilbody and Daisy Brassington

Students from Bridgnorth Endowed School celebrated last Thursday’s World Book Day by taking part in a lively hunt for clues around the school.

A number of teachers wore lanyard stickers bearing the names of books, and the students were asked to find them and record as many titles as possible.

Zoe Gilbody and Daisy Brassington, from Year 7, were joint winners and received books and chocolate Easter bunnies for their final count of 19 titles each.

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading, something that’s actively championed at the school.

The Accelerated Reader Programme is more popular than ever with many students joining the Millionaire’s Club by clocking up points for reading over a million words.

Henry pictured with assistant headteacher, Mr Street

Perseverance Pays

Recently, Year 7 pupil, Henry Gibbons, who joined the school in September, completed the Conspiracy 365 series by Gabrielle Lord in just five months.

After enjoying the first book, entitled ‘January’, the school librarian, Mrs Peeler, told Henry that no one had ever read all 12 books in sequence.

Henry took up the challenge and, on 26th February, he returned ‘December’, the final book of the series.

He can be seen (left) choosing a book as a reward for reading all 12 books, after being congratulated by assistant head teacher Mr Street.

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