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We have received the following feedback from the Bookslam judges. You can see why we are so proud of the pupils who made up the team....

 

P R E S E N T A T I O N       

St Patrick's R C Primary, Cardiff          

The BFG – Roald Dahl

 

Thank you for presenting Dragon Gold.

 

What an entrance! Costumes, which were an integral part of the story, were really brilliant, and gave the presentation so much colour.

 

The children were confident and playful and were clear in their presentation skills.

 

Good use of the stage.

 

Loved the ending, with everyone on stage, and leaving us wanting more.

 

Diolch yn fawr!

 

ELERI TWYNOG DAVIES                                                42/50

 

D I S C U S S I ON

  1. Patrick's R C, Cardiff 
  2. Gold, Shoo Rayner

                                                                                                     

This final group blew my socks off! They were obviously very taken with Roald Dahl’s The BFG. But unlike some other groups, who were only able to discuss the story and main book themes, this quartet were able to dig much deeper, and their passion therefore was more heartfelt.

 

Amerie in particular was a standout ‘slammer’, but it is fair to say that all four worked extremely well as a group.

 

What began as a series of platitudes (‘amazing book’, ‘really good’), immediately segued into themes of subtext, criticism, and comparisons with other books, such as Matilda and Thimble Monkey, Superstar

 

The group was also able to empathize, not only with Sophie, but also the BFG, and took to heart the message that you can be friends with anyone, big or small, and that anyone could relate to the book.

 

This group was awarded the highest mark for discussion –

 

Llongyfarchiadau / Congratulations!

 

Adjudicator: Lowri Cooke                                               47/50

 

 

SCHOOL

DISCUSSION

(50)

 

PRESENTATION

(50)

 

TOTAL

(100)

 

Llanidloes, Powys

37

36

73

St Patrick's R C

Cardiff           

47

42

89

Broad Haven,

Pembrokeshire

34

46

80

Stebonheath,

Carmarthen    

45

45

90

Llangunnor,

Carmarthen

46

40

86

Pont Sion Norton,

RCT

 

42

45

87

Willowbrook,

Cardiff

35

39

74

Golden Grove,

Pembrokeshire

36

45

81

Sully, Vale of

Glamorgan

41

42

83

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