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March Junior Book Club

As part of our celebrations for this year’s World Book Day earlier in the month, Junior pupils took part with their usual energy and enthusiasm in our latest Book Clubs, this time based on the theme of ‘Fear of the Dark’.

We were once again absolutely delighted with the high numbers of children eager to take part and the excitement they showed in another Kahoot based computer quiz,  with our younger pupils contesting their knowledge of Jill Tomlinsons ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’ and the elder Jean DuPrau’s ‘The City of Ember’.

It was impossibly close in both cases, but congratulations to De La Salle 2 (Ember) and St Davids (Owl) who showed no fear in deftly dealing defeat to the opposition.

We were particularly pleased as all the teams taking part had very impressive knowledge of their chosen texts, with the winning teams in each case getting almost 100% of the questions correct – something our quiz masters hadn’t in any way expected with their sneaky, devious questioning!

Next Junior Book Club 

To coincide with our recent production of Pantastic, the next Junior Book Club texts are both based on the theme of ‘Lost Boys’ on the streets of Victorian London:

Street Child by Berlie Doherty

(aimed at older readers)


Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

(Two sensitively abridged versions, suitable for all)
Oliver Twist surely needs no introduction, particularly after our Christmas Carol Book Club some months ago. Street Child, published as part of the Puffin Essential Classics series has been described by www.booksforkeeps.com as ‘An exciting, moving story of the appalling conditions of Victorian London.’
The next Junior Book Clubs will be held on Thursday 7th May in Period 7.

All those who have read a text, had it read to them or have listened to the audiobook

are welcome to attend.

Happy reading
Mr R Dennis and Miss A Sheehy

22 March 2020

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