Year 7 students are taking part in an online reading competition with prizes available for the most diligent readers. ‘Read for my School’ is a free nationwide scheme that allows students to access over 100 books that are suitable for a wide range of reading abilities.
Students are being signed up to the scheme then encouraged to read during tutor time and at home. If they read more than eight they are automatically entered into a prize draw by organisers The Pearson Foundation and Booktrust to win books for themselves.
Brooke Weston librarian, Ms Adams is providing a prize for each tutor group every week. Tutors will nominate which of their tutees will win that week’s prize. The scheme runs until 28th March (week 2 next term).
Ms. Adams said: ‘There are books from lots of well known authors including Roald Dahl, Charlie Higson and Eoin Colfer so there are titles to suit any kind of reader or interest. This is the first time that the scheme has been available to secondary age students so I am hoping that our students really make the most of this opportunity. The Year 7s will visit the library each week in tutor time and they can log in at school and home. It is about encouraging them to read and, with so many free books available everyone should find a genre or author that they love.’