Community Read 2019

​The Community Read Project invites all Thirds to read the same four books and produce responses in the form of written or creative work. This year’s chosen books were: Snowglobe by Amy Wilson, Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and My Name is Mina by David....

The Community Read Project invites all Thirds to read the same four books and produce responses in the form of written or creative work. This year’s chosen books were: Snowglobe by Amy Wilson, Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and My Name is Mina by David Almond. The Thirds, once more, thoroughly embraced the project producing a variety of work in response to the novels, including a website, a working snow globe, diaries, sculptures, haikus, poems, book reviews, and some really beautiful artwork. The Community Read encourages reading, self-expression, inspires student writing, sparks critical thinking, and much more. The conclusion of the project was marked by a party on Monday, where the Thirds were able to discuss the books, pick their favourite and receive prizes for the best response entries. This year, we were also lucky to have an author visit included in the party, namely Amy Wilson, author of Snowglobe. She delivered a talk about her latest book, writing about magic in fiction and even read an excerpt from her new book that will be released later this year! A question and answer session followed and Amy also had time for a quick book signing and kindly presented the awards. The overall winner of the project was Derwent in 3K, followed by Annalisa also in 3K, as runner-up.

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