Kingdown Library Cup

19 March 2019

Kingdown School held its Library Cup Final on Thursday 7th March during Reading Week which this year was entitled ‘Weavers of Dreams’.

Reading week began with a visit from the dragon books author Chris D’Lacey. Chris had Year 7 captivated by his humorous stories about rescuing a pigeon with a broken wing and each time he released it back into the wild it followed him home again, often arriving back before he did! The homing pigeon lived at his home for 14 years.

This was followed by Tutor Time competitions for the students and reading games and quizzes in the Library run by Mrs Harris.

There were rewards for students completing their Bronze, Silver and starting their Gold passports. Completing their Gold passport or reaching the Library Cup final earns them a place on the Harry Potter World trip.

Finally, the highlight of the week is always the Library Cup final in which Year 7 and 8, as part of their homework, complete a visual or written project on a book they have read and enjoyed.

Mrs Strange, Head of Key Stage 3 Literacy said, 'The quality of the entries, as ever, was stunning. It was a difficult decision, but what we loved about Oliver’s entry was how much he had engaged with the book and the way he had added pictures of himself actually building the model. He had clearly done all the work himself and put hours of effort into the project,  definitely a labour of love!'

Mrs Harris, the Librarian, said,' The standard of work produced this year was higher than ever, so much so that, as well as awarding the Gold and Silver cups, we had an unprecedented number of ‘highly commended’ medals to award. The students involved should be very proud of themselves'.

The overall Gold cup winner was Oliver with his model based on ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo and the Silver Cup winner was Amelia with her, very original, magazine based on Harry Potter. In third place was Darcy with her portrait of Anne Boleyn from the book Anne Boleyn and Me.


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