St Faith’s Reading Competition 2023

Reading is the foundation of all learning…and it’s fun!” These words can often be heard echoing through the classrooms and hallways of St Faith’s, and our annual Reading Competition provides the perfect opportunity for our children to share a passage from their favourite book, as well as develop their public speaking skills and grow in confidence.

Every child in the school selects a passage from a book of their choice. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t all
reading at the same level, this is an exercise in sharing the joy of reading, and practising speaking to an audience.

With book choices ranging from Funnybones to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, each class selected two children to go through to the finals. For our Reception children, this is the first time they have taken part in the Reading Competition, so their finals are held in the classroom, where the finalists read their books to the Headmaster. Reception Champion was Sienna Plummer, with Felix Kinden taking the Early Years Trophy.

Over in the Lower School, finalists from Years 1-3 read their passages to an audience of children, teachers and parents. Winners were Holly Prosser (Year 1), Millie Maclachlan (Year 2) and Aiden Gibson (Year 3).
Finally, our Upper School Champions were Arabella Jarlett (Year 4), Madeleine Taylor (Year 5 and Henry Bowyer (Year 6).

As always, the standards were incredibly high, and it was a tough task for the judges to select winners. All the children should be very proud of themselves for their efforts.