September 25th, 2016

World Book Day – Students from across Bromsgrove find extreme places to read

Updated: 6:53 pm, Mar 02, 2016

STUDENTS from all over Bromsgrove were challenged to get creative ahead of World Book Day by finding extreme places to read.

Middle and high school pupils have been identifying weird and wonderful places to settle down with a good book, before getting a friend to take the picture so they can submit it to the Bromsgrove ‘Extreme Read’ competition.

The contest was led by South Bromsgrove High School.

Hannah Talbot, head of English at South, said it was wonderful to see students engaging so actively in reading.

“We all know the benefits of reading for young people’s literacy and empathy skills, but we shouldn’t forget that first and foremost it is an enjoyable activity.

“We hope this is what this competition has promoted.”

The winner, announced on World Book Day, was Henry Witherford who combined scaling a great height with a beautiful sunset to create his silhouette vision.

The runner-up was Ethan Jones who submerged himself in a bath full of books.

Both winners have received Waterstones book vouchers as their prize.