Barking and Dagenham Challenge 2016


  • Holy Trinity Get Ready For Battle!

    Holy Trinity have finished the last book, The Silver Donkey, and are excitedly anticipating the Challenge Day on Thursday! Over the last month they have decided to set each other quizzes on their favourite books and have had great fun taking part in these!

    Holy Trinity can’t wait to see you all here on Thursday! Good luck everyone!

  • The Silver Donkey

    We found The Silver Donkey to be emotional and inspiring. It inspires you to be more caring and compassionate, but it will also bring a tear to your eye.

    Just Imagine comment: Hello Valence Gladiators. Β We are pleased to hear your that you think stories can teach us to be more caring and compassionate. It looks as though you have done some interesting work as well.

  • The Silver Donkey

    We made a trench and listened to sounds of war on the laptop.
    This helped us to imagine what Lieutenant Shepard and the other soldiers might have felt.

    Just Imagine comment: What an interesting way to bring the story to life. We look forward to seeing you at the challenge


    I love Journey because on all of the pages there is so much to see and observe.
    #PICTURE BOOKS RULE! !!!!!!!!πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ“šπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘
    by Esther,Beam

  • The Silver Donkey

    I write a diary entry as Coco for the first time the children visited the solider
    By Rebekah Bulaon

  • Tim from the Imagination Box

    This is my word map for Timothy.

    Just Imagine comment: Esther from Beam Primary has made a word map to show the characteristics of Tim, from Martyn Ford’s The Imagination Box. Β Making notes like this can help you form ideas about the characters in stories. Well done to Esther.

  • More pics of our display!

    A close up of Eastbury Primary school’s Reading Gladiators display.

    They have been busy!

  • Our Reading Gladiators display!

    We have written reviews and drawn pictures about all of the books!
    We even made our own reading gladiator photo profiles! We’re famous in school!

    Just Imagine comment: Hello Eastbury Gladiators! We can see why you are famous in school, you have been working hard on your mini-challenges. Now we are all looking forward to meeting up for the big challenge day. Are you ready?

  • Challenge 5 and 6 (Operation Bunny)

    I did some activities for Operation Bunny and I thought that they were really fun!

  • Grendel is Gruesome 😱😲😡😨😑

    This a picture of what I wrote about Grendel and why he is the scariest.Β πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‡πŸ˜†β˜ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ΉπŸ’ͺ

    Just Imagine comment: do you think Beowulf was a good hero?

  • Marcelle

    This is my cool drawing of Marcelle.πŸ˜‡πŸ‘­πŸ”¦

    Just Imagine comment: which of the children from the Silver Donkey do you think is most like you?

  • Brainy is cool!

    Don’t you just love this book? Β Well I do!Β Why don’t you try and make your own machine!

    Just Imagine comment: Making your own machine sounds like a great idea. Thank you for the suggestion.

  • BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I took a picture of Β The Silver Donkey because it is amazingπŸ•πŸ•πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

    Just Imagine comment: I love The Silver Donkey too. Why do you think the soldier told the children the stories about the donkeys?

  • Beam Gladiators

    We love all the books we’ve read this year – here we are showing our most favourite texts.
    Looking forward to seeing everybody on the challenge day! πŸ˜„πŸ“–πŸ“—πŸ†

    Just Imagine comment: It’s interesting to see that you have chosen different books. We look forward to hearing more about your choices when we see you at the challenge day. Good luck everyone.


    My Grendel loves x’s!

    Just Imagine comment: Another fierce Grendel from Beam Gladiators


    Bloodthirsty loves sucking blood and he hates happiness.

    Just Imagine: Beam Gladiators are obviously having a lot of fun drawing monsters. I wonder what made Grendel so unhappy? It must be quite lonely being feared by everyone.

  • Grendel the Monsters

    Alexandra and I made a picture of Grendel the monster because he is scary and vicious.

    Just Imagine comment: those blood shot eyes DO look scary. Glad that it hasn’t stopped you smiling for the picture.


    I love this adventurous and exiting story from Martyn Ford!

    Just Imagine comment: we are really pleased that you like Martyn Ford’s latest book. There’s a new one out now called Beyond Infinity. Look out for it. Β Perhaps you can suggest it for your school library?

  • Flora and Ulysses

    I like the part when Ulysses flies in the giant doughnut! This is a great adventure book.

    Just Imagine comment: one of our favourite parts of the day is discovering new photos of Reading Gladiators enjoying books. Was Flora and Ulysses your favourite?

  • 4J

    4J meet every Friday to talk about books!
    Here they are relaxing, chatting and reading in the book corner πŸ™‚

    Just Imagine comment: Hello 4J.I don’t think I have ever seen anyone reading inside a shark’s mouth before! Was Boy in the Tower your favourite?