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Literacy Rewards Trip to see “Fighting With My Family”

What a fantastic way to end the Spring Term. Fifty students hopped on a coach and spent the afternoon watching “Fighting With My Family”. It was hilarious and every student enjoyed it. We’re so glad they did as they totally deserved it.

The students were all winners in a reading competition organised by Mrs Wilkinson, the school librarian. Students already have to read an average of 20 minutes per day for their English homework. The top 10 students who read the largest average amount of words per week automatically gained a seat, then all the rest of the students who successfully achieved 20 minutes or more per week were put into a computerised random name selector which picked out 40 further names.

This competition lead to a HUGE increase in reading:

  • Year 7 – 8,691,146 MORE words than usual;
  • Year 8 – 3,830,990 MORE words than usual;
  • Year 9 – 1,696,450 MORE words than usual.

It was such a fast turn around to return the students before the end of school, that we didn’t have time to take photographs there. However, some students posed these excellent wrestling poses inspired by the film!

We are proud to say that every student behaved impeccably. They were allowed to eat their packed lunches in the cinema and yet not one piece of rubbish was left behind. We will definitely be running this competition again next year.

Well done all! Keep reading!