The Challenge:

The Lindisfarne Reading Challenge rewards our students for their hard work;

"Sometimes, they might not feel like reading. they might be feeling tired, they might find some of the words tricky to say or to understand, and they'd rather be doing something else like playing football. But it's really important to keep trying, and that's where the reading Challenge comes in."

Together with their English teacher, students choose five books as part of their own personal challenge. These will not be the same books as everyone else, because everybody has different interests and abilities.

They can read the books as quickly or as slowly as they like, so long as students read them themselves and can show their teacher that they know what happened in the story.

Once they have finished their challenge, they get to choose a prize from the options below. It is as simple as that!

All of our students taking part in the Challenge will receive a Lindisfarne Reading Challenge:

      • Reading pack;

      • Reusable water bottle; and

      • Stationary set.

LJ Ross brings the Challenge to WRA

"It pays to read."

The person behind bringing this exciting opportunity to WRA is North-East author, Louise Ross.

LJ Ross is an international bestselling author, best known for creating atmospheric mystery and thriller novels, including the DCI Ryan series of Northumbrian murder mysteries which have sold over four million copies worldwide.

Louise was born in Northumberland, England. She studied undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Law at King's College London and studied abroad in Paris and Florence. She spent much of her working life in London, where she was a regulatory lawyer for a number of years before taking the decision to change career and pursue her dream to write.

Now, she writes full time and lives with her husband and son in Northumberland. She enjoys reading all manner of books, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

As part of the Challenge, LJ Ross has helped to re-stock our Academy library with exciting new titles to help inspire our students to find the joy in reading. For more information on the library here at WRA, click HERE.

Prize List

For taking part and being successful in their individual reading challenges, students will receive an array of prizes; including:

        • A certificate of achievement;

        • Bronze (5 books), silver (? books) and gold (? books) lapel pin badges;

        • Points towards their Colours;

        • End-of-year rewards trips, including a cinema trip (with free snacks, dinner and transport) and a trip to Bamburgh for 12 selected students ; and

        • The choice of one of the prizes below.