Form I reading
Every year, the Form I classes are presented with a reading challenge to complete by the end of October. The quest includes reading a poem, short story, a prize-winning young-adult title, a graphic novel, a book recommended by someone else and a magazine. To start the year, we explored a diversity of authors with an emphasis on female stories and previously-marginalised voices. The girls were provided with an ever- growing poetry pack and a Kurt Vonnegut Jnr short story to add a sweet kiss to Valentine’s Day. A library day offered the girls a chance to browse through the teen-fiction prize-winning novels housed in the Wantage centre. The case study on Hergé’s Tintin in the Congo, led to thought-provoking conversations and provided each class with excellent sources for investigating colonialism in graphic novels.
The reading class is divided into premium-economy groups. Once a student has completed the Reading Race, she is upgraded to the comfortable first-class lounge where she may enjoy the lessons ensconced on the sofa with a hot beverage. Well done to all the girls who completed the 2019 challenge. Congratulations are extended to Form IR which had the most students who completed the Reading Race.
Form I Co-ordinator