Forest Hill School – Author Event
7S will be attending a presentation by the author Jo Nesbo on Monday 14th May P5 & 6 at Forest Hill School. They will be accompanied by Ms Adams from the LRC and Ms Emmanuel.
Lewisham Book Award
On the 1st of May, ten girls from Sydenham School took part in the Lewisham Book Award presentation.
They worked with students from 9 other Lewisham secondary schools to make a presentation to author and judge, Phil Earle. The students had to persuade Phile Earle about why the book they were presenting is the best one for him to buy.
Students had to work together in mixed school teams, when they had never met before, to produce a PowerPoint presentation and stand up and talk to an audience of 100 students and adults. Their big challenge was to persuade Phil Earle that the book they were presenting was the one he should buy and read.
This was the culmination of a project where the students read five books, wrote reviews about the books and voted for their favourite one.
Holly Chacksfield and Fawziah Hussain's team won the runner up prize. They gave such a courageous performance, especially as their PowerPoint failed to work, they relied entirely on persuading us of the merits of their book by talking directly to the audience, without props.
The other girls representing Sydenham were Esther Grah, Katherine Kybird, Julia Solecka, Chidera Ogbonna, Chloe Lang, Egzona Sejdija, Jaspreet Nyote and Thea Gegeshidze.
The books they read were
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Johnny Swanson by Eleanor Updale
Trash by Andy Mulligan
Sparks by Ally Kennen
Being Billy by Phil Earle.