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Posted on July 20th 2017

Summer Competition - Win Loads of Harris Points

Everyone looks forward to the summer holidays, but after a couple of weeks most of us start to get bored.

So, we’ve set you some challenges to keep your brain ticking over… …and give you the chance to start off next year with loads of Harris Points!

Write a book review (Years 7-8)

Write a review of the following books. All reviews submitted to  Mr Ingham will receive HARRIS POINTS – the best will win prizes!


Sea (The Huntress Trilogy), by Sara Driver

Mouse was born to be captain of The Huntress. Set sail for a wild adventure in a land of strange beasts.

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The Bodyguard Assassin, by Chris Bradford

The latest title in the action-packed Bodyguard series, Connor Reeves is hired to protect teen celebrities.

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Jo All Alone, by Joanna Nadin

Joe is left  at home  in Peckham while his mum goes on holiday and then doesn’t come back… What would you do?

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We are All Made of Molecules, a novel by Susin Nielsen

Meet Stewart. He’s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. Life gets more difficult when he moves in with his new step Mum and sister.

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The Bone Sparrow, by Zana Fraillon

Winner of the Carnegie Amnesty Prize 2017, this beautiful but brutal book shows you what it means to be a refugee.

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Shadow Magic, by Joshua Kahn

Thorn wasn't supposed to be a slave. His master is taking him to the land of the undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire.

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Write a book review (Years 9-10)

Write a review of the following books. All reviews submitted to  Mr Ingham will receive HARRIS POINTS – the best will win prizes!


Orangeboy, by Patrice Lawrence

Marlon has promised his widowed mum that he'll be good, and nothing like his gang-leader brother Andre. But everything changes when Marlon’s first date ends in tragedy.

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The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

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Chasing the Stars, by Malorie Blackman

Mystery thriller, heart-rending love story and space adventure, in Malorie Blackman’s new breath-taking novel, inspired by Othello, one of the world’s greatest stories.

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Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

As desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard a ship that promises freedom. Yet not all promises can be kept.

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Straight Outta Crongton, by Alex Wheatle

Life's a constant hustle for Mo. The South Crong streets are fraught with hazards and nasty G’s and when a life is left hanging in the balance, Mo has to face her hot urge for revenge.

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We Were Liars, by E Lockhart

A modern sophisticated suspense novel: a group of four friends whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

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Building Cultural Capital Treasure Hunt

Get out and about this summer and explore the amazing diversity that London has to offer!

The challenge: Visit as many of the following five landmarks as possible and take a picture of yourself at each one.  First Task – what and where are they?


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Bonus landmark of your choice! Visit and take a picture of yourself at a landmark of your choice.

Give entries to Mr Bray on first day of next year – all entries will be rewarded with Harris Points. The more landmarks, the more points you win!

Writing competition - all year groups

You’re an adventurer, just back from an incredible journey and now you must tell everyone about it. It could have been:

  • A different country
  • A holiday destination
  • Somewhere in this country
  • An imaginary place from a book you’ve  read
  • An imaginary place from a game you’ve played
  • An imaginary place from a programme you’ve watched
  • A completely made up place

Write a piece that tells the reader:

  • What does it look like?
  • Who lives there?
  • What’s the history of the place?
  • What’s the weather like?
  • What are the lives of children there like?
  • Would you like to live there? Why/why not?

Present your work any way that you like. Include pictures, maps, interviews with people…ANYTHING!

Give entries to Mr Ingham on first day of next year – all entries will be rewarded with Harris Points. The better the work, the more points you win!

Enjoy your holidays – but don’t waste them!