Legion of Honour: Blenheim Primary School

HarryAll Reading Gladiator schools are invited to nominate one Gladiator for the Reading Gladiators Legion of Honour Award. Blenheim Primary School, Southend nominated Harry in year 6.

Reason supporting Harry’s nomination:

Harry is one of school Reading Champions who reads with younger children in our school who either find reading tricky or do not like reading – having Harry read with them, engages the children in reading and shows them that even the older, ‘cooler’ children enjoy reading for pleasure. Harry also puts himself forward to review books that we receive for review. His reviews have been published on their website and he always writes a realistic and useful review.

Harry’s teacher, Mr Taylor,  says:

Harry’s enthusiasm for reading to younger children – to help them enjoy books – is inspiring. Even during the build up to Year 6 SATs, Harry still willingly found the time to read to the younger pupils.  During class reading time (we have a shared book), Harry makes insightful comments and has interesting contributions to make when making predictions about our text. He is able to infer reasoning to his thoughts and back these up with evidence from the text.

Leon’s teacher, Miss Milne,  says:

Leon looks forward to reading with Harry on a regular basis. There are even days that he comes in with a book especially for Harry to read with him. Leon rarely chooses to read and finds it tricky when he is asked to read aloud. However, with Harry, he finds the confidence to speak aloud and have a go at reading every word, knowing that Harry is supporting and encouraging him to carry on. I wish Harry had the time to read with all pupils in my class as he clearly has a gift of supporting young readers. Thank you, Harry!

Just Imagine comment:

We are delighted that Harry is the first Gladiator to be given the Legion of Honour Award. A certificate will be sent to Harry at the end of the year. Well done!