Reading Week took place from 20 June 2016 and commenced with a visit to Taverham High School by Page Turners Book Group to attend the Carnegie Conference. This was also attended by students from Reepham High School. All students involved had been reading the Carnegie shortlist of books since Easter and enjoyed discussing their opinions of the books with other students and voting on their winning choice, before the national result was announced.
Two authors, Alex Scarrow and Elizabeth Wein, visited the school on different days and presented workshops to students which were well received and inspirational, encouraging students to explore their creative writing skills.
Brundall and St William’s Primary Schools were visited by the Reading Bus. Students took packs of storybooks and worksheets with them and read in pairs to small groups of students from Year 2 classes. The younger pupils then completed their worksheets before moving on to another pair of students for a different story. This is a wonderful community event and all students involved gained confidence and skills from it.
A Poetry Slam took place with Year 7 students during their English lessons, they were introduced to the idea of what a poetry slam competition/performance was and they then looked at several examples of performance and looked at the common features. Students then had a chance to write and perform their own slam poetry to the class.
Amanda Allen – Librarian
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