Year 7 students have an English lesson each week devoted to individual reading. Students are encouraged to borrow books from the library at an appropriate level and read as much as possible at home.
To give this some structure, all students work towards bronze, silver and gold awards. For the bronze award, students have to read five books by five different authors and complete a short written activity for each book. We expect most Year 7 students to gain this award. For the silver award, students have to read 10 books, each from a different genre and complete a short written activity for each book.
The focus of the gold award is literary merit. For the gold award students must read ten books from a list of suitable books and complete a short written activity for each book. This is much more demanding and only a few students gain this award each year.
So I am pleased to congratulate Ramina 7C who has just completed her Gold Award. Here are a couple of the activities she wrote. Well done, Ramina!