Whitchurch High School
Group status: Reading furiously
We are a group of 19 girls who are all eager readers and love getting lost in another world. In Carnegie, we come together once a week to read, discuss and have lots of fun and games. We started by getting to know each other and challenging everyone to a game of beat the bell, where you have to talk for a minute about a book without pausing or saying, ‘um’ or ’er’. We also regularly submit book reviews, votes and are in the process of putting a video together.
We learn about other people’s interests which gives us a vivid idea of what books they enjoy reading. We also give frequent presentations in pairs on a variety of topics, which help us learn about the authors of the shortlisted books. These presentations really help us consider why the author could write such a book and how it could relate to their lives.
We all love reading because we love exploring new worlds and blocking out our busy lives. If it weren’t for books, we’d have no way of escape.