We have many avid readers amongst our pupils at HMS and we are constantly seeking their advice and guidance when purchasing new stock for library bookshelves. Following a hugely successful response to the spring term photography challenge, we’d like to draw upon pupils’ creativity and enthusiasm for reading with another challenge over the summer holidays.

To inspire our readers and to ensure that our library is fully stocked with current, relevant and exciting literature by a variety of authors, the challenge is for children to read and review as many books as possible between now and the beginning of the new academic year. Once read, the pupil should write an interesting, engaging and informative review of each book in order that it can be displayed in either Beaumont or Orchard library.

Collecting sponsorship money for this challenge will allow the school’s librarians to purchase copies of the books reviewed (and others by similar authors), should they be deemed appropriate and popular recommendations for other pupils aged 9-13. 

Click on the link below to download a copy of the sponsor form:

Book reviews can be hand written or typed and presented however the pupils wish. Sponsorship should only be sought from close friends and family, under the guidance of parents or carers. Sponsorship money should be collected once the reading and reviewing is complete and handed to school in a sealed, labelled envelope (along with the sponsor form) no later than Wednesday 6 September 2017. The pupils who’ve read the most, along with those who’ve written the best reviews will receive prizes on National Literacy Day, which is 8 September this year.

Good luck!

Mrs Roff (Head of English) and Mrs Jackson (Beaumont librarian)