17 December 2019

English teacher, Mrs Elliott, 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 book-themed bookmark for use by the whole school so that readers don’t lose their place in their books.

All participants designed their bookmark outside of class time and handed their entries over to their English teacher. 

Mrs Elliott, Miss Thornton and Mrs Gidden deliberated about the fabulous high standard before deciding on the overall winner.  The entries have been so lovely that they also decided to have five runners-up as well as the out-right winner.

Mrs Elllot said, "Thank you to those six for their incredible designs; now pupils must request their favoured design for their very own bookmark!"

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 Sara T and the five runners-up Fatima H, Jack W, William C, Jake H and Uzair B.