Y7 Battle of the Bookatrons

A great day yesterday, fighting it out in the Library to see who are the greatest Bookatrons in Y7. 12 teams of 4 with some great names shared their knowledge of Tom Gates, Hunger Games, Harry Potter and David Walliams and pondered over well known titles produced in different languages. All washed down with Polyjuice Potion, caramel wafers, prawn cocktail crisps and Bogtrotter cake!

With a tie between 3 teams the winners were chosen after guessing how many millions of copies of the Hunger Games have been sold since it was first published in 2008. The Pygmy Puffs were the closest with 7 million (but still way off the actual 65+million copies!!) and so our ultimate winners,  with The Shakespearians and The Bookies close behind.

BIG thanks to the English Department for joining us and providing readings for the David Walliams round, to our 6th form Assistants who kept the scores and to our Headmaster for announcing the winners wearing Christmas Tree glasses!

 Hope you all get a good book in your stocking . Seasons Readings




Blackout Poetry Competition

Our annual whole school competition this year, was Blackout Poetry.


Open to all students and staff, we received 160 entries of amazing quality – both chosen words and artwork. However to be in with a chance of winning, the words DID have to make some sense, and the artwork did have to enhance the poetic result – and we have to say, it was much harder than we first thought!

It was so difficult to judge all the entries, that the Library Ladiez employed students to assist them. So, without further ado, here they are:

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Winners are receiving chocolatey prizes today, along with a card containing their entry. Well done and thank you to all who joined in with the spirit.