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Hello Wroxham!

It’s Tamsyn here. This is just a quick post to say how fantastic it was to see you on World Book Day last week (in your amazing costumes) and to present the Patron’s Cup. I am still in awe of how many books you read – WOW! Remember, I’d love to read your reviews of some of the books you read. And I’m really looking forward to seeing some of you next week at the Completely Cassidy Pyjama Party – there’s going to be a prize for the best singer so start practicing now…

I also wanted to let you know that Completely Cassidy: Accidental Genius has been chosen to be part of The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge, which is fantastic news. I’m sure most of you have heard of this – it’s run with your local library over the summer holiday and it challenges you to read six books while you are off school. There are loads of fabulous titles on the lists (one for older readers and one for younger readers  – can you spot Completely Cassidy?) and I would really love it if loads of you took part this year, especially since reading six books will be EASY when you have all just blown that total out of the water for the Patron’s Cup.

And don’t forget you can enter my short story competition and win £100 worth of books! All the details for that are on the  Completely Cassidy website

See you soon!

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The Patron Cup Week 2 by Tamsyn Murray

WOW! I am so impressed with the numbers of books you’ve read so far! I did a little bits of maths and worked out that the average number of books read by each pupil in the first week is….8. That is incredible. But don’t worry if you haven’t read that many – some books are fast reads and some are slow. The important thing is that you enjoy reading them.

I’m really excited to find out what your totals are next week but in the meantime, here’s a little video from me featuring Very Important Pet, Lillie. She’s the one who Stunt Bunny: Tour Troubles is dedicated to. And speaking of dedications, I’m hoping to have something very exciting to show you soon…watch this space.

Keep Reading, Wroxham!

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The Patron Cup is Here! By Tamsyn Murray

I’ll let you into a little secret: I struggle a bit with Mondays. Specifically with Monday mornings. There’s something about the first alarm of the week that makes it that tiny bit harder to get out from under the duvet to face the week. But not today – today, I leapt out of bed with excitement because it is PATRON CUP LAUNCH DAY!

As you can probably tell, I am hugely excited about the Patron Cup. Part of my role as Patron of Reading is encourage a love of reading for pleasure, to help everyone at Wroxham to love books the way I do. When I was a child I liked nothing better than losing myself in a story and that’s something that is as true now as it ever was. So the Patron Cup is a fun way to encourage each child to read more. And because a bit of competitive spirit never hurt anyone, at the end of the four weeks of the Cup, I’ll award an actual SILVER CUP to the class in each key stage who have read the most books on average.

Mrs Maidman has very kindly made a fabulous display for the hall, to show how the number of books read is growing and I can’t wait to watch as it gets updated. And I don’t mind telling you I feel a bit like Professor Dumbledore, watching the House Cup tallies grow in the Great Hall at Hogwarts. I have no idea which classes are going to win but I’m very excited to find out! And I’m looking forward to hearing all about the fabulous books that have been read as part of the challenge when I come into school on World Book Day in March.

So what are you waiting for, Wroxham? On your marks…Get set…READ!


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