Year 7 and 8 students have a Reading Lesson once a fortnight, are encouraged to read for enjoyment and keep a Reading Log throughout the school year. Reward tickets (Harry Potter tickets) are given to those students who read frequently, show enthusiasm for reading and keep their Reading Log up-to-date. These tickets are put into a draw which is held at the end of the academic year.
The Harry Potter Reading Draw is a great positive occasion when students’ reading is celebrated and rewarded. Years 7 and 8 thoroughly enjoy the event, waiting to see if they are fortunate enough to win a prize.
This year’s fantastic prizes included; Intu Shopping Vouchers for £10, £20 and £30, vouchers for Flip Out, Monkey Forest, Laser Quest, Stoke Ski Centre, Kilnworx Climbing Wall, MFA Bowl, Crewe Alexandra and Odeon tickets, Dominoes Pizzas and Lakeside Fish Bar Vouchers as well as many more!
Year 7 & 8 were set an ‘Extreme Reading’ challenge over the summer holidays, watch this video to see the results.
Here are some of the comments made by students last year:
“With reading out loud my confidence grew”
“It is nice to have quiet time to enjoy my reading”
“It is nice to discover new words and develop my vocabulary”
“Something to always look forward to. A chance for quiet reading and wind down”
“Reading lessons have helped my confidence grow and have allowed me to share my passion for books with others.”