Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Guinness World Record Reading

On Friday 24 June, 90 of our pupils, sixth form and staff took part in the Guinness World Record reading attempt. 75 schools took part in this record breaking attempt and we were very pleased to be a part of this as it's such a great way to promote reading with our pupils. We had to read an extract from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' by J. K. Rowling and this had to last thirty minutes to qualify for the record. We had the pleasure to welcome 'Chilla Black' from the 'Shiverpool Tours' who was our narrator and she did a fantastic job! Here are some comments from our pupils who took part in the event:

  • "I enjoyed reading one of my favourite books and it was a really good experience. Furthermore, Chilla Black made the story come alive!" Year 8 pupil.
  • "I really enjoyed the first chapter of 'The Deathly Hallows', it made me want to carry on reading. I really enjoyed the part when Voldermort asked for Lucius' wand".
  • "It created a picture in my head and I felt the emotions of the characters" Year 9 pupil
  • "I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of the reader, Chilla Black".

We also welcomed Radio Merseyside to our school to report on our involvement in this great reading record attempt. Here's what some pupils who were interviewed had to say:

  • "I could truly express how much I loved books on the radio".
  • "I enjoyed being able to speak on the radio".

Follow this link to hear our boys interviewed by Radio Merseyside on Friday morning about our Guinness World Record reading attempt. (It's 1:10:27 in, just after Fleetwood Mac!) http://bbc.in/28SURDu

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?

MRS. JOHNSTONE: What? What?

MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week

Joy

"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

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