Year 7 students at Greenfield Community College were buzzing with excitement on Friday as their Bookbuzz choices arrived in school. Every Year 7 student received a book which they had selected from a list of 17 choices, and all were delighted with their copies, which are theirs to keep.

The most popular choice was Crater Lake, a comic horror story about the school trip from hell by Jennifer Killick. Student Albie had only read a few pages before he described it as ‘brilliant’ and ‘really funny’. Another top selection, City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, is a mystery set in Edinburgh. Meanwhile, others chose non-fiction and immersed themselves in Real-Life Mysteries. The BookBuzz scheme is run by Booktrust, which is the UK’s largest reading charity.

Assistant Headteacher, Kath Bennett, said “Reading is at the centre of everything we do at Greenfield, and we wanted to make this clear to Year 7 students with the gift of a book”.

The school is also pleased to be able to introduce a new online library system that will make choosing a book so much easier for students and staff. Librarians are busy preparing to launch the app which will make an exciting addition to compliment the focus on reading at Greenfield.

Greenfield Community College is a Specialist Arts and Science School and is committed to providing opportunities to support students to reach their full potential. Greenfield Community College promotes an inclusive curriculum and a strong student voice, encouraging students to work together to realise an outstanding learning experience.