Oriel High School

SIXTY students and six staff travelled to the Gorleston Library for Oriel School's annual Readathon - the aim was to reward those students who enjoy reading and encourage others to become members to their local library service.

SIXTY students and six staff travelled to the Gorleston Library for Oriel School's annual Readathon - the aim was to reward those students who enjoy reading and encourage others to become members to their local library service.

Most of the day entailed individual reading. Students were treated to a presentation on the body snatchers in Great Yarmouth and the tale of the tragic death of Mary Jane Bennett in 1900. Students were also given a tour of the library and many were surprised to discover how much is on offer!

Two companies generously agreed to sponsor the Readathon: Connexions Norfolk will purchase equipment for the school library and Grenville Educational Media Ltd will supply a range of DVDs that can be used across the school.

Peter Pan, aka librarian Carol Kenton-Barnes, presented prizes for Best Reader for the day to Mary Walker in Year 10 and Best Participant for the day to Callum Cooke in Year 8. Mrs Kenton-Barnes who organised much of the day.


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