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.
Wednesday 16 January
(Surnames A – I)
Thursday 17 January
(Surnames J – Z)
Year 11 Parents’ Evening provides parents with a valuable opportunity to speak to teachers about their son/daughter’s progress. We would, therefore, ask that all parents attend. Students will be booking appointment times for their parents between 4.15pm and 7pm. If for particular reasons you are unable to attend, please contact the school to arrange an alternative time.
We would like to invite parents of all Year 9 students to come into school on Wednesday 23 January at 7pm to attend the GCSE Guided Choices Evening. The evening provides an opportunity for you to find out more about the Key Stage 4 Curriculum and the subjects that are part of it. Subject teachers and the Careers Advisers will be attending to answer your questions and offer advice. We look forward to seeing you.
The Community Craft Club meets every Thursday from 6.00pm in the School dining room. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of crafting. They are currently undertaking a variety of craft projects which will lead to a sale for charity.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Bev Kershaw on 01246 273985 or by email: email@example.com.
Thursday 17 January
Y11 Parents’ Evening
Surnames J – Z
Wednesday 23 January
Y9 GCSE Guided Choices Evening
Tuesday 5 February
Y9 Parents’ Evening
Thursday 14 February
End of Term
Friday 15 February
Monday 25 February
Students return to School
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