Reading Week at Stewards
Stewards Academy held the first of its Reading Weeks recently focusing on the theme of Harry Potter: a theme which proved extremely popular among students and staff alike!
Throughout the week students grappled with difficult anagrams, tough riddles and a ‘guess the spell’ game (which truly tested even the most die-hard Harry Potter fans). Students that had read some or all of the books were invited to a very exclusive Harry Potter quiz in the school library where year 10 student Ellie-Marie Taylor acted as quizmaster and delivered the testing quiz questions. The overall winner, Marija Bogdanova, scored a truly impressive 29/30, proving that she is the ultimate Harry Potter expert.
Other highlights included tutor groups getting sorted into Harry Potter houses such as Slytherin or Griffindor and discovering their Patronus animals. The English Department dressed up as characters for the hit series, which included Miss Tovey as a very convincing Bellatrix Lestrange, and all attended the prize-giving ceremony in the library on Thursday. Prizes included books and the slightly horrifying ‘every-flavour beans,’ which proved a huge hit amongst the participating students.
Literacy Co-ordinator, Roisin O’Grady said: “Reading week is an excellent opportunity to promote reading throughout the school, as well as literacy in general through engagement in literacy games and brain teasers. We look forward to the next Reading Week in the spring term, although it is thought that the Harry Potter themed event will become an annual occurrence due to its popularity!”