The Magic of Whole School Reading

Staff and students at Saint Paul’s take part in whole school reading every Wednesday during form time, a great way to get everyone in school reading!

The aim of the sessions is to encourage and develop the students’ enjoyment of reading. The students can bring in their own books or borrow a book from the school library where there were many award winning books to choose from ranging from chillers and thrillers to war stories, drama and comedy.

“The celebration of reading was designed to remind students and staff of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives,” explained Mr Sharrock. “We want people to make reading a regular part of their routine . . . whether they’re reading solo or together with their classmates, parents, or friends. The sessions are designed to help students to develop a life-long love of reading. The students can borrow books from the library where the titles are carefully chosen to reflect all tastes and abilities. It is very important to instil in young people a need and desire to read. Research shows that teenagers who choose to pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life.”