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Pennoweth Easter Reading Challenge
 1,490,400 seconds!
The results of our latest whole school reading challenge are in! Over Easter, the children read for a staggering 414 hours! This represents a mighty 24,840 minutes, which equates to the children being a spectacular 1,490,400 seconds further on in their reading journeys!
 As promised, the three classes with the highest reading totals have received bronze, silver and gold prizes for their classroom to recognise their achievements.
3rd place - 4HN
2nd place - 5/6PB
1st place - 5/6MW
Thanks to all those who took part and the adults at home for supporting this exciting challenge.We look forward to sharing the next challenge with you soon. KEEP READING!
Reading in Unusual Places Competition
Pennoweth's Reading in Unusual Places challenge has come to an end, after an overwhelming response across all Transition Phases. The response was so fantastic we extended the closing date to allow for as many entries as possible! Our Year 6 Librarian Prefects have spent considerable time looking through all of the submissions and some lively debates ensued about who should win the two prizes up for grabs. Eventually they decided on our winners;
Rebecca and Brooke!
All of the Library Prefects agreed that each and every submission was wonderful in different ways and felt it was a great way to get to know more about their friends personalities. Congratulations to Rebecca and Brooke and well done to all who entered.
The next school wide reading challenge will be announced soon!
Our children were delighted to welcome Cornish author Judy Scrimshaw into Pennoweth School to celebrate World Book Day. Judy spent her time holding workshops in classes, leading assemblies and even judging our wonderful fancy dress efforts.
We were also joined by the WHSmith's pop-up book shop, where the children were able to exchange their allotted book token for a brand new book. It is wonderful that this opportunity was presented to our children again this year, and shows how much our children enjoy their reading.
As a school we would like to extend our thanks to both Judy and WHSmith's Camborne for joining us on the day to celebrate our love of reading.
Magazine Club
Magazine club offers Key Stage 2 children opportunities to share a magazine over lunch and take part in a weekly prize draw. They are given the chance to interact with our wonderful Year 6 Library Prefects  who are there to support the reading, puzzle solving, knowledge enhancing fun! The club runs over a half term period, inviting different children each half term to share these literary experiences.
Pennoweth Library Prefects
At our school we love to share our passion for reading and one of the most effective ways to this we have found, is through our Year 6 Library Prefects. Each term children in Year 6 can apply to become a Library Prefect and undertake a variety of responsibilities. These positions are highly sought after and the role of Library prefect is highly respected across the school.
Once selected as a Library Prefect the children take on the role of spreading their passion for reading throughout the school. They do this in a variety of ways, including; 
  • discussing books with other children
  • making age and level appropriate reccommendations
  • setting up and running Audio Book Club
  • setting up and running Magazine Club
  • being reading role models to all
If you have any reading or library questions, please find a Library Prefect and they will help you.
Audio Book Club
One lunchtime each week, something magical occurs in the Pennoweth School library. A group of year 5 and 6 children, ably led by our Library Prefects, attend Audio Book Club and a feast of entertainment follows. As a group the children share lunch together while listening to that week's audio story, they discuss ideas and events in the plot. After this, they devise dramatic re-enactments of what they have heard, often with enthralling and (occasionally) hilarious results.