The Senior School Library ran a book challenge with a difference to celebrate ‘National Non-Fiction November’. The challenge focused on all things factual and involving as many taught subjects in school as possible, as Faculty Heads and Subject Leaders flooded Senior School Librarian, Mrs Dewhurst, with subject-specific questions for the challenge.

All of the answers for the challenge could be found in library books, with the aim to get as many of the school’s non-fiction books read by pupils across the month.

Pupils who took part had four weeks to complete the challenge, using nothing but our non-fiction books and time in the library. Over the month, we had lots of messy but extremely well-used shelves and a real buzz during lunchtime library sessions.

30 complete entries were submitted, with an extra 250 non-fiction books being used during November across personal loans, lunchtime sessions and class bookings. Winners of the book challenge, who were the lucky recipients of non-fiction books, bookmarks and certificates as their prize, were:

  • Zainab Iftikar 8LIW
  • Hibah Munir 8LIW
  • Zahra Ehsan 7FAM
  • Sara Mahmood 7MLW
  • Malaika Rehman 7MLW

Mrs Dewhurst, Head of Library, said of the challenge: “Well done to everyone who took part in the challenge. It was fantastic to see the lunchtime sessions busier than normal and a huge thank you to the teaching staff who supported the library so that we could run this event. This was another fabulous way in which to make good use of our non-fiction books and emphasise to pupils that the library can help with many subject areas across school.”

To find out more about National Non-Fiction November, please click here

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