Primary School Literacy Challenge
On Monday, 24 November, students and teachers from local primary schools gathered together for an exciting literacy day at Invicta. This is the second round of the Invicta Primary School Literacy Challenge and follows the highly successful opening round on Friday, 26 September, which saw North Borough Junior School and East Borough Primary School beat eleven other primary schools to gain their position in the grand final in 2015. Part of the literacy day was structured into a TV quiz style competition, encouraging teachers and students to work together and battle in head-to-head tie breakers based on spelling and creativity. The competition became considerably tense during writing challenge, where students took the responsibility to finish writing a scary story with no assistance whatsoever from their teachers. As the students fought for their school’s reputation and the greatest number of points to win the competition, their teachers held on to the edge of their chairs, wishing that they could get involved and check what their students were writing.
Feedback from the primary schools confirms the success of the Literacy Day, with all participants having thoroughly enjoyed their time at Invicta and learnt several new words along the way. Kings Hill School were the winners on the day with Ryarsh Primary School only one point behind in second place. There is still one more heat round to come on Friday, 16 January when we will discover which two schools will complete the line-up for our grand final on Thursday, 25 June. This exciting event will see our top 6 teams pitted against one another in a fight to establish the local primary school with the best spellers, writers and all-round literacy students. Judging by the two rounds so far, it is sure to be full of tension, excitement and fun (with just a small amount of competitive spirit!).
Thank you to Miss Parker for running this event.