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Older pupils rewarded for Summer Reading Challenge efforts

Older pupils rewarded for Summer Reading Challenge efforts

A host of older Preparatory School pupils took time out of their busy summer to take part in a special academic scheme.

Staff at Rydal Penrhos implemented a Summer Reading Challenge for pupils across all age groups, which was organised with a view to setting goals and enhancing learning throughout the break.

The initiative has once again been hailed as a roaring success, with dozens of pupils taking part in the long-running initiative, which is designed to improve reading and writing outside of the classroom.

The initial target set by the challenge is to read five books and produce two book reports during the holidays, with many pupils surpassing this target as a result of their dedication and commitment enhancing their learning during the holidays.

Leading the way was Year 6 pupil Freya Berklay, who managed to read a very impressive 13 books during the summer break, with Rana Abou-Samra close behind on nine books.

Cameron Pye and Keira Luke also showed great commitment to the initiative with eight books read, and Chloe Tillman-Lennon managed to read seven books.

The achievements continued in the form of Ellis Lister-Brookes and Zack Coverley, who both read six books, with Daisy Yates, Grace Watkins, Violet Roberts, Will McLaughlin and Fflur Pierce all reading five books to round off the successes.

Each pupil received a certificate acknowledging their efforts from the Reverend Nick Sissons at Rydal Penrhos’ weekly Celebration Assembly on Friday, September 28.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “The older children here are immensely busy taking part in various activities over the holidays, so it was great to see a large number of them getting involved with the Summer Reading Challenge which has undoubtedly improved their overall development considerably.”


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