Reading Champions has just completed its fourth successful year at Barnhill, with 32 Y7 boys participating.
The programme, sponsored by the National
Literacy Trust, is intended to promote reading among boys by focusing on
reading enjoyment. The boys met with their reading mentors every Tuesday
afternoon during PM registration in the Learning Resource Centre. They competed
to earn reading points for their team as well as themselves. The boys recently
held their end-of-year celebration, with the Yellow Team taking the team trophy
with 136 points.
Jasdeep, also from the Yellow team, won the individual category with 81 points. All the boys who participated will receive a certificate during the year 7 leaving assembly.
The programme could not function without the volunteer mentors. This year, the teachers were: Mr. Watts, Mr. Cairns, Mr. Cole, Mr. Abdulle, Mr. Dutta, and Mr. Forde. A number of Y12 students also volunteered to act as Reading Champions "Buddies" as part of their C2C programme.
Reading Stars, also sponsored by the National Literacy Trust, had a successful second year at
Barnhill, with 25 year 8 boys meeting with their mentors during PM registration every Monday in the LRC.
The intent is the same: to promote reading enjoyment. The programme also recently announced their end-of-term winners: the Red Team won the team trophy with 243 points, with Pavel, also from the Red Team, taking the individual prize with 230 points.
Again, all the participants will receive a certificate during the year 8 leaving assembly. As with Reading Champions, Reading Stars is grateful for the participation of the volunteer mentors. This year, the teachers were: Mr. Boatang, Mr. Coughlin, Mr. Edwards, Mr. McNab, Mr. Pabi, and Mr. Squires. Year 12 boys also participated in the programme as Reading Stars Buddies.
Congratulations to all
the year 7 and 8 boys who participated, and a special thank you to Miss Shurey and Miss Woodbridge for their continued support.