Prep School launches Accelerated Reading programme
March 8, 2021

Rydal Penrhos Prep School launched its Accelerated Reading programme for pupils on World Book Day.

World Book Day is always one of the more popular occasions to celebrate at Rydal Penrhos Prep School. Pupils look forward to raising awareness on the importance of reading and taking part in a series of special activities throughout what is an action-packed day for all year groups.

Things looked a little different in 2021 due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19, but this did not stop Rydal Penrhos’ incredible teaching staff from coming up with some innovative ways to mark World Book Day, both on-site and during their thorough online learning provision.

One example of this was the school introducing their new Accelerated Reading programme to pupils on Thursday 4 March, which is a highly successful reading intervention that is proven to accelerate the reading age growth of pupils.

This is sure to be another valuable learning tool for Prep School pupils, who could be back on site in the not-too-distant future with some good news expected from the Welsh Government later this week providing coronavirus cases continue to fall across the country.

As part of the initiative, pupils will set individual goals that centre around comprehension, engaged reading time, and specific reading levels to keep them on the path to future success.

The Accelerated Reader has quizzes on more than 200,000 books, ensuring pupils never run out of choices and are allowed to develop at their own pace reading either at school or from the comfort of their own homes.

Staff will also play a huge part in the programme, gaining an insight into pupils’ quiz results and using this information to monitor progress and personalise lesson plans to fit with just how individuals and the group, in general, are getting on.

This is the latest in a long line of exciting academic introductions across the Prep School in recent months, which gives pupils of all ages a strong platform from which to build a successful education in a safe and happy environment.

We hope all our pupils get a lot out of their Accelerated Reading in the coming weeks as they look to continue their development ahead of a full return to some semblance of normality sooner rather than later.


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