Reads United at Baysgarth

The final Reads United session of the year took place at Baysgarth School in sunny Barton-upon-Humber today. Lindsay Codd, another one of those cool, keen and committed school librarians I keep coming across, hosted this one.

First in were Y5s and Y6s from the surrounding feeder schools. Hundreds of ’em! We had Barton St Peter’s, Bowmandale Primary, Castledyke, Wootton St Andrew’s, Goxhill, New Holland and John Harrison School. Here are some of them watching the winners of the penalty shoot-out competition take their starting positions:

The priceless penalty shoot-out trophy went to Alfie who is probably at home polishing it this second.

It would have been rude not to get a picture of me signing a book about Megan for a girl called Megan wouldn’t it? Hope Holly likes the one about Holly, too. 

Two of Baysgarth’s stars: Connor and Georgia. Connor lugged my huge box of books from the car park to the hall for me and Georgia was the efficient ‘Gopher’ all day. Both were charming and well mannered and a credit to their school and their team, Scunthorpe Utd. Connor is holding his dragon story that won a short story competition. It was a deserved winner, too.

In the afternoon it was the turn of the Y7s to be wowed by the Reads United experience. Here are the sharpshooters who answered all the questions in the Reading Game correctly and  won the chance to take a penalty. This shoot-out went on forever with two finalists neck and neck for ages. In the end they both won a book each but it was Jacob (not in the picture) who won the trophy outright.

And here’s my image of the day. Librarians are asked to do a lot of things; stock books, know a million facts off the top of their head, recommend stories for every kind of reader  etc. but this was way beyond the call of duty:

The Reads United Player of the Match award goes to – dah-da – Mrs Codd, goalkeeper extraordinaire!

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