Read selected updates from this year’s Reading Gladiators challenges. Registered schools can login for extra content.

Coming to England: a response in words and pictures

Children from Lower Leedon Primary school sent us this wonderful response to Floella Benjamin’s ‘Coming to England’.  Words from Floella’s moving autobiography inspired these expressive paintings.

Year 2 Mini-Challenge Winners

It was clear that all the Gladiators who entered this month’s challenge thoroughly enjoyed composing their music and we enjoyed listening to the entries. I’m sure the Bala Mengro would have danced joyfully to the music and you all played from the heart, just like Ossiri. Our winners this month are Holcombe Brook. We loved […]

Year 4 Coming to England Mini Challenge winners

What a moving experience it has been, judging the mini-challenge this month. Thank you to all the schools who picked out quotations and presented them so creatively. The winning entry from Academy 360 in Sunderland literally moved me to tears with their thoughtful choices and stunning artwork. I’m sure you’ll agree the Sea of tears […]

The White Stallion

The Year 6 Gladiators have been reading A Story Like the Wind written by Gill Lewis and illustrated by Jo Weaver. Their challenge for January was to create an audio adaptation of the ‘story within the story’. Listen to Churchfields Primary School in Barnsley telling their version – perfect for #NationalStorytellingWeek.

Year 2 I Don’t Like Snakes Mini-challenge winners

The winners of December’s Mini-challenge are ….Griffydam Primary School. We were really impressed by your rap and thought it was a highly original way of presenting your persuasive thoughts. Here is what teacher, Claire Coates, said: “Here are our Y2 gladiators performing their rap about snakes. They thought that a rap or poem might be […]