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year 7 have 'the box factor!'

year 7 have 'the box factor!'








8 December 2017

After a highly entertaining final, the results are in for the Year 7 Box Factor Competition!

Taking place during the Autumn term, the Box Factor Competition, organised by the English department, is a fun way to get the whole of Year 7 buzzing about books!

Pupils battle it out in their forms, using their artistic, dramatic and speechwriting skills to persuade the class that their favourite book has ‘The Box Factor’. They can choose any book that hasn’t been made into a film, and as a prop, decorate a box with items to help explain their choice.

Two winners from each form go through to the grand final, fighting for form honour as they endeavour to persuade a panel of ‘celebrity’ judges that their book is the best of the best!

This year’s finalists, and their favourite books, were:

  • Orla Rostom with ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio
  • Sahara Purdie with ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll
  • Lucy Smith with  ‘Bus Stop Baby’ by Fleur Hitchcock
  • Jacob Coutts with ‘Young Samurai’ by Chris Bradford
  • Katie Shepperdson with ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Elise Withey with ‘Six of Crows’ by  Leigh Bardugo
  • Toby Mawer with ‘I know what you did last Wednesday’ by Anthony Horowitz
  • Lily Chapman with ‘The Explorer’ by  Katherine Rundell
  • Sienna Lawrence with 'The Out of Office Girl­' by Nicola Doherty
  • Grace Lineko with ‘First Class Murder’ by Robin Stevens

All the finalists made excellent presentations to their fellow Year 7 colleagues, but after a nail-biting few minutes, the judges declared Toby the winner, with Lily and Jacob runners-up.

Well done to everyone who took part. 


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