Euro 2016 & Battle of the Somme Centenary Reading Activities

Euro 2016There will be a number of activities taking place throughout the duration of the Euro 2016 Football Tournament including quizzes, creative writing and one-off lessons.


These are the two main reading activities: 

  •  Year 7 and 8 pupils are being encouraged to take the challenge of reading 4 books over 4 books – either a football or World War 1 story and then quizzing on Accelerated Reader. There are prizes available for those who complete the challenge.
  • In form time and in the library at break there will be an original story being read. This is by Tom Palmer called ‘Over the Line 2016’. This will be published on the National Literacy Trust’s website every morning at 7.30am from Monday 13th June to Monday 4th July.

The story will follow Khalid and Grace, two children who are studying the Battle of the Somme in advance of a Battlefield Tour to the area with their school in the last week of June.

Subsequent chapters will respond to the events of the previous day at Euro 2016, such as the main stories that the broadcast and print media are covering from the tournament, controversies on and off the pitch, key games and the results for England, Northern Ireland and Wales. 

Each chapter will be roughly a 10-minute read.

If you would like to read this at home the link is:

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