Our successful Book Week has involved a number of different elements and lasted for the whole week. Archie, one of our reading ambassadors in Year 8, has this report…
The Book Fair
On Friday 29th November, the book fair came to Ovingham! The reading ambassadors opened up the three cases that arrived and set up the stationery and posters as well as an amazing range of books. The book fair then opened up to the school from 8:30 until 8:45 on a morning and at lunch times from Monday this week. Pupils also had a chance to visit the book fair in an allotted time slot in their English classes. Hundreds of pounds of books have been sold.
Popular author Dan Smith, who did the official opening for our library in 2018, made a return visit on Tuesday to talk to KS3 (Y7 & Y8) in lesson 4 about his new book ‘She-Wolf’. Dan was given a school tour by two of the reading ambassadors – Ana & Mara from Y8 – then he talked to all KS3 pupils about his childhood and how he got inspiration for some of his books. He then had books on sale in lesson 5 on Tuesday (and was signing them) for only £5.
Kids’ Lit Quiz
There was tough competition between our 12 teams of keen bookworms in Thursday’s inaugural OMS Kids’ Lit Quiz. The reading ambassadors helped run the quiz and marked the papers and the helpful Mrs Robson added up the points. There were 3 teams from each year and Miss Quinn and Mr Snowdon helped run the event. With a lot of prizes on offer, including posters, books and DVDs, the quiz was very heated. At the end of each round, there would be a random question about literature that would, if you answered correctly, win you a prize! The top 3 teams were:
1: Year 8 team A (Isla, Rory, Lois & Adam)
2: Year 8 team B (Alfie, Ethan, Issah & Robert)
3: Year 5 team C (Mollie, Boh, Corrine and Phoebe)