Library Events





A very well done to the 12 students who represented Bonus Pastor at the Lewisham Book Quiz held this year at Prendergast Hillyfields.

Our students, from Years 7 and 8 were split into 3 teams and had extremely tough opposition from the 5 other secondary schools who participated this year.  Several of the rounds too had extremely challenging questions.

Although we didn’t win, our teams fought hard and should be very pleased with their achievement.

Well done to our Year 7 students, Flynn Cole, Liam Kilgannon, Chiemeziem Okwaraji, Matthew Scully and Daniel-Luke Mbondo O’Driscoll and our Year 8 students Vincent Ikegbunam, Aurora Kempton, Luiza Makaj, Perle Guegbelet, Julian Littfass, Indiana Mills-Assiamah and Emmanuel Graham.


Quiz 2016

Mrs Baverstock




Our College was extremely pleased to host the Lewisham Book Award event on the 21st April.  It was the 10th anniversary of this event being held with 6 secondary schools across Lewisham participating bringing a total of 50 students from Year 7 and 8 who have a passion for reading. We were very pleased this year to have as our guest and a judge, Sam Hepburn, who wrote ‘If You Were Me’, one of the Lewisham Book Award titles. 

Heidi Alexander MP was also due to join us but unfortunately parliamentary business meant she was unable to attend but she did send us a message to read out to the students.

"I'm very sorry not to be able to join you today for the Lewisham Book Awards. I was really looking forward to being part of your "dragon's den", although I am not sure how fierce a dragon I would have been!

I grew up with a love of books and I know how important reading is if you want to be able to get ahead in life, articulate yourself well, and develop a good understanding of the world around you. I'm sure today will be a great success and I hope I can join you next year." 

Each year five books are selected by Lewisham Librarians for this award and the books are read by a group of our Year 7 and 8 students during library lessons and 13 students this year represented our College.


The event is all about building team working skills; students were put into teams with students from other secondary schools with an objective to persuade bookshop buyers, our judges, to buy their book, one of the Lewisham Book Award titles.  There were 9 teams in total and they had just over one and a half hours to put together and practice their presentations to our judges.  The winning team was made up of students from three schools, Forest Hill, Sydenham and Conisborough College



Congratulations to Michael McGrorty, Vincent Ikegbunam from Year 8 and Flynn Cole from Year 7 who, with three students from Forest Hill, came a very worthy second.

A big thank you must go to Sam Hepburn, Mr Manning and Mr Cann, our judges on the day.

This year students were able to vote for their favourite book; the winning title by a huge margin was ‘Thirteen’ by Tom Hoyle.


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Well done to all of our students who participated this year, their contributions to their teams were excellent:  Aurora Kempton, Blessing Duruanyanwu and Luiza Makaj from Year 8  and Liam Kilgannon, Esther Eka, Angus Murray, Saron Santhiyapillai, Daniel-Luke Mbondo O’Driscoll and Anthony James from Year 7.

Mrs Baverstock, Librarian


World Book Day Events Round Up 


This year for the first time, all of our Year 7 and 8 students participated in what is now our annual Book Quiz competing for the Inter House Quiz Cup.  Over the course of the day, nearly 60 teams across the two year groups competed in their houses answering questions that were linked to books. Rounds included, Spot the Author, From Book to Film, Myths & Legends and Classics.

Results of the quiz are as follows:

Year 8



1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Campion  Team 5

Gwyn  Team 4

Campion  Team 4

Connie Hubbard

Perle Guegbelet

Emmanuel Graham

Jake Kaliq

Indiana Mills-Assiamah

Flavia Mensah

Edgar Bell

Vincent Ikegbunam

Elias Fali Diez

Darlyton Onyenekwu

Julian Littfass

Jeamexy Jimenez Zambrano

Tyrone Fernandes

Jenita Jeyabalan

Faith Zahui

Year 7



1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Fisher  Team 3

Campion  Team 3

More  Team 2

Liam Kilgannon

Matthew Scully

Chiemeziem Okwaraji

Catherine Ndisang

Noah Aregbesola

Omedo Madey

Jervin Johnjeyaranjan

Lauren Drummond

Niamh Richards

Angel Amenze-Osarenren

Rock’ye Halladeen-Brown

Moses Ogunbiyi

Leah Bent

Emily D’Apice

Nicholas Okoth-Odida


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                   Our winning teams from Year 8 and Year 7


Every point mattered during the quiz with every team in every house competingfor the most points to win the Inter House Cup.  A huge well done to Campion House who sealed victory with a massive 471


‘Read This’ Competition

Students were asked promote their favourite book in a creative way.  Niamh Richards from Year 7 was the overall winner with Mikaela Rodrigues coming a very close 2nd.


Our Special Assembly held on World Book Day, 3rd March was amazing with so many of our Year 7 and 8 students, as well as teachers, coming to College dressed as a book character.  Judging was an extremely difficult task but four students stood out winning books and book tokens.  Well done to the following students:

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·         Jordain Noel-Charles – Gwyn House for Goodnight Mr Tom

·         Claire Gainey – Barton House for Princess Leia

·         Marvel Kasombo from Barton House for Pocohontas

·         Alex Kearney from Barton House for Oliver.


Mrs Baverstock