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Sports Readers Breakfast Club

The Sports Readers Breakfast Club has been running now since 2013. Sports Readers is designed to allow older leaders in the school to work with carefully identified young pupils on their literacy skills through reading, spelling and comprehension tasks.  Sports Readers takes part Monday to Thursday mornings before school, where pupils will have breakfast together before working together with their reader to improve their literacy skills.  Sports Readers has shown consistently, over the time it has run, to increase reading, comprehension and spelling ages of pupils taking part significantly.

If you would like to find out more about Sports Readers please contact Mrs J Ferguson, Head of Physical Education on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mrs C Hawkings, Senior Librarian on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marcus Alexander – Author of the Keeper of the Realms series

This year at the launch of the Sports Readers Breakfast Club Great Baddow students had the amazing experience of meeting the author Marcus Alexander.  Marcus has a very interesting background having gone through many jobs and careers, including owning his own restaurants, before deciding to become an author.  Marcus has always enjoyed reading from a very young age especially Science Fiction and Fantasy books.  He is also into extreme sports and has trained as a gymnast, along with the fact that he has travelled around much of the world he has had a lot of life experience which has helped him write his stories.
Marcus’ stories are fantasy based and full of action, adventure and mythical creatures as well as having a female heroine as the main character.   

West Ham Ladies Visit

On Tuesday 6th February Karen Ray, the West Ham Ladies coach and General Manager, and Amber Stobbs, West Ham Ladies Forward, came to visit Great Baddow High School.  Karen and Amber spoke to our Sports Readers Breakfast Club about football and how important education is for whatever you want to be when you are older.  Karen explained that the younger players are not allowed to play if their grades aren’t good enough!