Huge congratulations to Sourav in Year 7 for creating a winning campaign poster for the We Wonder: Protect Our Planet reading challenge.

Over 170 pupils took part in the challenge this year, which focused on the threats which our environment faces today including water pollution, damage to coral reefs, changes in weather patterns and plastic pollution.

The campaign, hosted by the National Literacy Trust, aims to inspire and encourage students aged 7 to 14 across the UK to read, investigate and campaign for a more sustainable future. While also supporting whole-school literacy and helping teachers to encourage a culture of reading for pleasure with an exciting range of different reading tasks.

Our Year 7 teacher, Mrs Thorp, said: “Students were tasked with a year group homework which involved making the campaign poster at home. We set the criteria and added it to our student portal and set a deadline for completion. The students submitted their entries and the teachers chose the top two entries from each class before taking photos of the winning entries and forwarding them to the National Literacy Trust judges.”

Teachers were delighted by all our students’ responses to this particular challenge, with one of the school’s corridors now a showcase for all the fantastic effort that has been put into each campaign poster.

Students at WBCA love STEM topics as a whole. Particularly those where they can see a direct link to their own personal lived experiences.

The school is currently developing their library as staff look to increase reading levels, with the hope to extend projects such as this to a wider range of students across years 7 to 10 while also incorporating it more into our themes.

Well done to everyone who took part!