Students Camp Out at Academy
Forty five students camped in the CBA mall at the weekend as part of the Read Your Way to Uganda competition.
The students were challenged to read one million and 17 thousand words to secure their place on the camp.
Librarian Amy McKay said: “It was a brilliant night and students really enjoyed themselves.
“It was about raising their awareness of Uganda but also encouraging them to have fun with reading.
“To have 45 students want to stay in school on a Friday night also shows how much they enjoy it here at CBA.”
The students’ word count was monitored through the Accelerated Reader programme.
As part of the evening’s entertainment there was an outdoor bungee run, a performance by Poet Bee Patience, tent building and a SingStar competition.
Library assistant Christina Mangin and Year 10 student Bradley Thompson laid on the catering, providing burger and chips for all students and staff.
Year 8 student Jordon Murray said the event had encouraged him to read for pleasure.
He said: “My highlight was the bungee run. It was great to stay in school with my friends and I want to do it again next year.”