Year 8 Book Boom!

This year the English Department is launching the Westholme Book Boom to get pupils excited and engaged in reading for fun, not just in the classroom.

Pupils will be gifted a text and have been given a range of books to choose from – from Victorian Classics to Modern masterpieces – with the options available being The Hobbit, Ballet Shoes for Anna, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas and Oliver Twist.

We really hope that over the Christmas holidays Westholme’s year 8 pupils spend some time cosy and curled up in front of the fire with a good book!  However, for those that get up to something a little more exciting we would love to receive some entries for the newly launched Westholme Extreme Reading Competition.  Take an interesting, exciting, or even extreme photo of yourself reading your gifted book over the holidays; it be up could be up a mountain, on a horse or chilling in the snow (just stay safe!).  The most exciting entry will receive a prize after the competition closes.  Please send any entries to

Merry Christmas and Happy Reading everyone!