On Wednesday 12 November 2014, Ms Squires and Mr Kettle took a group of students from Years 8 and 9 to the Hounslow Speed Read competition, hosted by the Hounslow Library Service at the Paul Robeson Theatre. The event brought together several schools from the London Borough of Hounslow, and was compered by poet and storyteller Tony Dallas.
Students were given one minute to talk about their favourite book on a one-to-one basis, attempting to persuade the other person to read it. During the event, Tony was very impressed with the pitches from all of our students. At the end of the two hours, the students were asked to select which book they were most interested in reading. In his half of the group, Theo Mitchell-Smith (9F) came joint first, while in the second section, Tom Keenan (9F) was the overall champion. Both boys won a free book.
This event was designed to foster a continued enthusiasm for reading, and it certainly had the desired effect for our students. Well done to all the boys for their commitment and dedication.View students' selected novels