The annual Grade 7 Reading Competition was held in the media centre on Thursday, 15 September. The adjudicator was an ex-teacher of Herbert Hurd, Mrs Louise Templer. The book that was chosen to be read was "Trash" by Andy Mulligan. The story revolves around three trash boys who find a wallet with money and ID photos, a map of the city and a key in a trash dump. They have to dodge the police while they try to uncover the mystery behind these items and solve the riddle.
Well done to the eight finalists: Riley Doyle, Okuhle Ndalasi, Caitlyn Burton, Charne Joubert, Buhle Dayimani, Kyle Gouws, Talisa Human and Jason Kohl. Well done to Caitlyn who won the competition and to Riley and Buhle who were highly commended. A special 'thank you' must also go to Mrs Richardson who gave us an introduction to the book and who kept the story going throughout the competition.
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