It was fantastic to see pictures of the whole school read, I Am Malala, making it all the way to Iceland wth some students on the Geography trip over Easter. We would love to see pictures of you reading it in unusual places. Please tag @SandringhamRead in your photos!
Congratulations to Samira, Hina, Rachel C and Oliver S (Yr 7), Oliver G (Yr 8) and Joe (Yr 11) who have recently read ‘I am Malala’ and submitted their review. All students who read ‘I am Malala’ and submit a review will be awarded the Whole School Read Achievement Award on ePraise, so please encourage your child to participate.
Thanks to Jessica R (Yr 9) for this brilliant review:
"I loved this book. It follows Mala as she begins her fight for education as well as describing her life in Swat. The description is so vivid of the streets of Swat and her father's school, that you feel like you're there yourself, taking it all in. Malala serves as an inspiration as she talks about what education meant to her- it stopped and made me think about how much I take school for granted.She also shows her humanity- as she spoke about her fights with her siblings or jealousy of classmates. You can relate to her and feel her emotions with her, which I loved. I would recommend this to anybody looking to get a closer look at Malala and her fight for education or even if they are interested in Pakistan."
All students (and their families!) are encouraged to read the text and to join the conversation about the text, either with their peers, their teachers, their families or on Twitter @SandringhamRead. If you haven’t started reading yet, there are still a few copies available in the LRC, including a ‘short read’ edition and a ‘teen’ edition of the text. PDFcopies are also available on the Sandringham Reads Google Classroom (Class code: 5ukzdug), where students can also submit their short review of the book to receive the Whole School Read Achievement Award.
Ms M Holian