October sees the launch of a special school fundraiser. 'The Big Read 2018' has been organised by the English Department and the school library, with the aim of encouraging pupils to raise money by reading.
Monies raised by the sponsored read will go to charity and the school library. Year 7 pupils will take part in a 'Readathon' and years 8 to 11 will take part in 'The Big Read'.
"We are hoping to encourage pupils to increase their reading throughout October, which will, in turn, help them develop a range of skills which will be of benefit in the longer term," said Mrs Knight, Second in English. "The library is constantly changing and developing and the funds raised will help to keep resources up to date and allow Mrs Dearden to turn some of her fabulous ideas into reality. Every penny will make a difference!"
'The Big Read' is just one of the many reading and literacy initiatives taking place this term. All pupils now begin period 5 with five minutes of quiet reading time. On Wednesday 3rd October 2018, staff and pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 will be encouraged to put down their pens and take part in speaking, listening and reading activities. On Thursday 4th October the library will be celebrating National Poetry Day with a poetry display focussing on "Blackout Poetry" and "Slam Poetry" and at lunchtime pupils will be encouraged to write some poems of their own.
Posted by Mrs L Brown
Category: Love Books Library Blog