The Academy is taking part in Bookbuzz, a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13-year-olds.

Year 7 students have been asked to choose a book each from a selection of 16 books chosen by the BookTrust.  Students have chosen a wide range of books from from Dread Wood, a chilling high-school horror, to Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun, a fantasy which combines the best of Percy Jackson and Black Panther to tell the story of a Nigerian girl with superpowers. For those looking for a something a little more factual, we had The Awesome Book of Animals, a colourful guide to all things awesome in the animal kingdom including tree-climbing fish and jellyfish in space. Or they could take a look at Kay’s Marvellous Medicine, a gruesome history of medicine which will have our students squirming in their seats.

This week the books arrived – just in time for Christmas! The children are thrilled with their choices and quickly became engrossed in their chosen book. eagerly sharing facts, pictures and stories with each other.

The BookTrust have also kindly sent us two extra copies of each of the 16 books for our library.