First Student To Reach Uganda In Reading Challenge
Read Your Way to Uganda was launched earlier this term to challenge students to read a certain number of words by June to be able to take part in a summer camp and raise awareness of the Uganda appeal.
Chloe, (pictured) who is in Year 7, took just under a week to complete the challenge and read 1,017,000 words.
Two others students have also now got to Camp Uganda - Polly Jones who read 1,359,884 words and Kelsey Fordyce with a word count of 1,132,832 words.
Librarian Amy McKay said: "I didn't expect anyone to do it so quickly. I thought it would be a challenge for most students and I thought the eager readers would do it by May - I never thought we'd have students finish it already."
Miss McKay has now set Chloe, Polly and Kelsey a new challenge of reading their way to the moon (238,857 miles), gaining a mile for every 100 words they read.
The competition is being run through the Accelerated Reader scheme - all Key Stage 3 student are automatically signed up to have a go at the challenge.
Students in Key Stage 4 and 5 who would like to have a go need to speak to Miss McKay.
There are already students from every year taking part.