Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Summer 2015s



Just two weeks to go!

What are you looking forward to most? For me, one of the best things about the summer holidays is having the time to read the books that have been piling up on my shelves.

Next week the Primary 7s will be in school for their 3-day visit and whilst they’re here we in the English Department will be challenging them to read six books in six weeks. However, all pupils and staff can take part.

The booklets and leaflets will be available in school until the last day of term but you can download a copy here.

STAFF LEAFLET           S1 BOOKLET             S2 – S6 BOOKLET

Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a certificate and will be entered into a prize draw. Mrs Nixon, our School Librarian, has a special prize or two for the lucky winners.

Here’s to the holidays and lots of fabulous books to read!

Good luck, Miss McCulloch!

Miss McCulloch starts her new job tomorrow. We wish her lots of luck.

This term is a busy one (especially for everyone sitting exams) but remember to set aside some time for fun and relaxation and if you discover a good book, share it with others.

Minion Monday

End of Term

As the end of term approaches, just a reminder that Readathon at Annan Academy finishes tomorrow – Monday 30th March. All those who took part should hand in their sponsor card and money to their Tutor teacher by Thursday 2nd April.

As always there was a fantastic response to the Blurbie competition. Tutor Groups will be able to vote for their Top Ten this week. You can see a preview of the Final Forty by clicking on the link below.

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Readathon 2015: Blurbie competition

Readathon at Annan Academy

readathon title All S1-S3 pupils at Annan Academy have been signed up for Readathon. Each pupil will receive a sponsor card, bookmark and a letter to take home which details what Readathon is all about. You can find more information by clicking here to go to the official Readathon website. Pupils set their own reading target and any kind of reading counts. The emphasis is on having FUN and raising money to help other children. A limited number of sponsor cards are available for any S4- S6 pupils who would like to take part. See Mrs C Johnston in the English Department for details.


Click here to see more details of what’s happening at Annan Academy.

All pupilsand staff – in the school will be able to take part in the competitions being held throughout March to celebrate Readathon, and World Book Day which is on Thursday 5th March. Entry forms will be available from Tutors and the school library from Monday 2nd March.


For more details click here.

Entry forms:

Blurbie - The Gruffalo

Dress Blurbie as a character from a book.


See how many authors you recognise in the photograph gallery in the English corridor.

bookmark template

Design an Annan Academy Loves Reading bookmark.


Design a National Book Token.

Don’t forget World Book Day on Thursday. What will you be reading?

Love Books, Love Reading

The shops are full of cards, soft toys, chocolates and red roses but why not give the one you love a book they’ll love this Valentine’s Day!


A short message for English teachers everywhere who are marking Prelims or trying to get pupils to hand in essays for their portfolio:

I know how you feel …



and I hope this makes you smile.




Perfect timing for those of us taking part in the Winter Reading Challenge – a whole day to read a book!

Enjoy the day off school. Keep warm and safe.

Free Animations

Winter Reading Challenge – One More Week To Go

Annan snowflake


Have you read your 6 books yet?

Don’t worry if you haven’t – there’s still over a week to go. 

Library poster


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