Hi everyone, we are the Reading Gladiators of South Hylton. This involves reading a variety of adventurous books, taking part in monthly challenges, working together as a team and most importantly, having FUN!
“I never realised just how fun reading was until I became a gladiator. Now I can’t get enough of books!” – Rosie Taylor.
“My favourite book was “The Many Worlds of Albie Bright”. The book made me think really hard about the thoughts and feelings of those around us.” – Francesca Nicholas.
On Tuesday 13th June, we took part in the Ultimate Reading Gladiators Challenge. We competed against other schools in many activities. We had to design and make a giant bookmark, relating to our favourite book, participate in a quiz that tested our knowledge of all the books that we have read and finally, perform in an exciting drama challenge. The drama challenge was our favourite part of the day. We added an extra scene to ‘The Unforgotten Coat’ which gave the judges ‘goosebumps’.
Guess what... WE WON!
“I am unbelievably proud of the Reading Gladiators. They have prepared and practised relentlessly and all of their hard work has paid off. Well done guys!” – Miss Jackson.
We are now officially the winners of the Reading Gladiators Challenge and because we came in first place, we have brought back a trophy for our school.