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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