On Friday (13 March), up and coming poets from Kings Norton were rewarded with a free book of their choice after winning a World Book Day poetry competition.

The lucky pupils  had been selected after winning a poetry competition held by ARK Rose Primary Academy for World Book Day. The previous week, every pupil at ARK Rose was asked to write a poem about a topic they were learning at school. After reviewing all of the poems pupils had written, Miss Bursnell, lead teacher for English, had chosen the strongest entry from each class.

When it came to choosing their book, pupils were encouraged to pick the book they most want to read, even if it was not necessarily a ‘children’s classic’. By giving pupils this freedom, ARK Rose aims to inspire a lifelong love of reading for pleasure, enabling young people to achieve their educational potential and lead fulfilling lives.

All pupils also had a chance to purchase after school last week as part of our annual book fair, delivered in partnership with Scholastic UK. Parents and pupils were able to chose from a great range of books, with something for every age and taste. The book fair has proven a great success shows how rewarding our pupils and parents find reading.

Wondering what books our young  poets chose? Well wonder no more:

Elizabeth chose Doc McStuffins Magical Story

Fatima chose Ever After High: The Unfairest of them All by Shannon Hale

Kristine and Nevar both chose Dork Diaries: Once Upon a Dork by Rachel Renee Russell

Ali chose The Amazing Spider-Man: Sticker Scene

Jack chose The LEGO Movie: Emmet’s Awesome Day

Chloe-Ann chose The Scarecrows’ Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Ioannis chose LEGO City: Sneaky Sharks

Aliza chose Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Matthew chose Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Day

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