School Matters Article – A Reading Challenge – Autumn Term 2016
This is an article that recently appeared in ‘School Matters’, a publication aimed at sharing events in Derbyshire schools.
In January, Emily, a Year 11 student, set herself a challenge to read 60 books by Christmas. By September she had completed her challenge, reading books from a wide range of genres from fantasy to horror, to dystopia and romance. Despite juggling the demands of GCSEs, she found time to indulge her love of reading between completing her homework and sleeping!
Though it’s difficult to find a favourite amongst these books, she did particularly enjoy The Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, saying that: “It is totally different from anything I’ve read before. The world in this book is rich with people, scenery and experiences which allows the reader to completely escape.”
Not satisfied with completing 60 books, Emily has now extended her challenge to 100 by Christmas. Amongst the titles that she will read is The Leaving by Tara Altebrando which was a gift from school for her outstanding dedication to reading.
Hasland Hall and its cluster of partner primary schools is enjoying a ‘Year of Reading’ this year and Emily is an excellent ambassador for this, as well as an inspiration.
A new Community Choir, meeting every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the school, is soon to be launched. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of singing together.
The first gathering will take place on Tuesday 28 November in the Music block. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the school on 01246 273985 or by email: email@example.com.
The Carol Concert will take place on Monday 18 December at Hasland Methodist Church, commencing at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from the school.
Monday 20 November
Year 11 Trial Exams start
Monday 11 December
Year 8 Reports to Students
Monday 18 December
Tuesday 19 December
Last Day of Term
Tuesday 2 January
Teacher Training Day
Wednesday 3 January
Students Return to School- Term 3
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