World Book Day 2022

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News - Mar 7

World Book Day gives us the opportunity to recognise the incredible reading achievement of one of our Year 7 students.

Each year, students in Years 7 and 8 undertake the Colyton Grammar School Blockbuster Reading Challenge.Drawing inspiration from the famous quiz show, the challenge is made up of four separate lists: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. To complete each challenge and earn a certificate, students need to ‘cross the board’ by reading five books from the list. Not only has Lyra ‘crossed the board’ for each challenge (25 books), she has also read every book on the list, a grand total of 100 titles! This is an absolutely astounding achievement. Well done, Lyra.

When asked if any books stood out, Lyra named "Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman and "Noughts and Crosses" by Malorie Blackman. Lyra is named after the main character in Northern Lights, and has always love Pullman stories.

We are also celebrating the whole school's love of reading this week with a selection of activities marking World Book Day. These include a quiz, author screenings with Barack Obama and Marcus Rashford, a treasure hunt, a literary design competition, and a prize draw for our regular readers and anyone "caught reading" in their spare time.