EXTREME readers from our new Year 7 cohort have been rewarded for their efforts. Over the summer the new students were challenged to read a book in an unusual location and take a photograph as evidence.
Eleanor Thomas, 11, opted to read a chapter of The Hobbit from a lofty position in the bucket of a digger on the campsite in France where she was holidaying with her parents.
Her intrepid read earned her a gift voucher and a box of chocolates.
She said: “I was reading The Hobbit at the time and the owner of the campsite lifted me up into the digger and I was above the height of the caravans. I came down because after reading a chapter it became a bit windy.
“I finished the book in about two weeks and spent a lot of time next to the pool, getting a suntan and reading my book.
“If you are reading a book that you are into, you don’t want to put it down. If a book doesn’t interest me after reading a couple of chapters then I will swap it for another one.”
He said: “I enjoy riding on the track, but instead I was in the middle reading my book. I read about two chapters and the cyclists were not distracting because it was a good book.”