After months of serious reading Northwood’s Olympic Reading challenge came to nail-biting close as they boys rose to the challenge to be Northwood’s champion reader. Sean Wakeford, and old boy from 1986 and the generous benefactor of a Kindle as the first prize, came to officiate at the prize giving where the students had anxiously gathered to hear the final results.
Brett Van Dort (Grade 11) was the overall winner, reading over a staggering 7500 pages in the Heavyweight category (a book of more than 450 pages), as well as completing all the other categories, with extra books added in for good measure and valuable extra points! Mayuran Chettiar (Grade 10) was a close second, with Leelan Govender (Grade 9) in Third Place. A deserving mention goes out to Quentin Ward Grade 8, Wade Buckthorp Grade 9, Akil Ganda Ranchard Grade 10 and Tristan Jones Grade 11 for being their overall Grade winners. Bevan Naidoo Grade 8 won the Most Enthusiastic reading prize.
A big thank you goes out to The Bierfassl, Kensington Spar, Bargain Books, Book & Books, Exclusive Books, Maytex Surf Shop, Pan MacMillan Publishers, Thompson’s Hair Salon, Wimpy Glenashely and The Wavehouse for supporting this reading initiative and for the wonderful selection of prizes donated.
We look forward to continuing with this competition in the years to come.