The award ceremony for the winners of a competition inspired by Alec Reed Primary, as part of their work to gain gold in the Ealing Reading Quality Mark, was hosted by the Secondary Phase this before the end of term. The competition challenged pupils and adults to have a photo taken reading in a peculiar or unusual place.
Several schools came to this special event and we were joined by a number of special guests. The event was jointly introduced by Mr Lobbett and Ealing Mayor Simon Woodroofe. Mr Woodroofe discussed the importance of reading and the impact of it on our lives as children and adults. We were also excited to welcome Charlotte Arthur from Hounslow library service and Glynis Weller, senior education advisor for Ealing. Lubna Khan, who organised the Ealing Extreme read ceremony, also attended along with pupils from her school. The ceremony kicked off with an incredibly interesting talk from Josh Lacey, author of the series Dragon Babysitter. Josh talked to us about his childhood, the inspiration for his story writing and his career as an author so far.
The prizes were then awarded with prizes given for best pupil, best teacher, best parent and best governor photo. We are delighted to announce that our very own Governor Dee Morrison won the Ealing prize for best Ealing governor Extreme read photo! Congratulations!