Annual book review award ceremony held at St Patrick’s

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Saint Patrick’s Academy recently held their annual Book Review Awards ceremony.

The ceremony is a celebration of the Key Stage 3 pupils’ diligence and appreciation of fiction.

Overall Winner Jashley Viar with Head of English Mrs McCann

Overall Winner Jashley Viar with Head of English Mrs McCann

Each pupil selects a book to review independently and following rigorous marking Special Commendations, Second Place and a Winner is selected from each class before an Overall Winner is crowned!

The reviews this year were of a really high standard with pupils reviewing a range of popular and classic novels including: “Girl Online”, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, “Me Before You”, “Harry Potter”, “War Horse” and many many more titles.

Mrs McCann, Head of English stated: “The ceremony is one of the major highlights of the year. It is a pleasure for staff to read the pupils’ reviews as their enthusiasm, appreciation and passion for their chosen novel is almost palpable! Congratulations to all our worthy winners especially Jashley Viar the 2017 overall winner for her Ebook Review of Three Dark Crowns.”

The Book Review is one of a number of ongoing initiatives organised by the English Faculty to encourage pupils to read more and to broaden their literacy skills. The ceremony coincided with our World Book Day celebrations, when students and staff shared their most memorable reads. Already reading and preparations are underway for the 2018 Book Review Competition.

Year 9 1st Place Winners Paul Mervyn, Caitlin Brannan and Clare Carvill

Year 9 1st Place Winners Paul Mervyn, Caitlin Brannan and Clare Carvill

Year 10 1st Place Winners Natalia Nowosielecka, Angela Jeevan, Kerry Beattie and Jashley Viar

Year 10 1st Place Winners Natalia Nowosielecka, Angela Jeevan, Kerry Beattie and Jashley Viar