Rydal Penrhos launches a “Reading for Pleasure, Progress and Personal Wellbeing” initiative.
Good literacy levels and confidence in reading and comprehension are strongly connected to high attainment in school, a fact that does not go unrecognised by the excellent teaching staff at Rydal Penrhos, who are always looking at new innovative ways to achieve this.
With the current lockdown measures further highlighting the need for independent learning with staff guidance once again, Rydal Penrhos’ Language, Literacy and Communications faculty is launching a range of initiatives in the coming months.
These will be implemented with a view to growing a culture of reading for pleasure, progress and personal wellbeing.
Head of Faculty Fiona Earle, said: “We very much hope that our wonderful parents will encourage and support the pupils in engaging with some of these opportunities.
“We would like to help everyone in the Rydal Penrhos school community fall back in love with reading and look forward to curling up within the pages of a good book rather than the blue glow of a screen.”
Plans have been altered slightly due to the ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, but here are some of the things planned by the faculty in the weeks and months ahead.
- Make reading part of the daily and weekly routine of students through reading in tutor time and between lessons.
- Talking about reading during form time
- Launch the Readathon with Years 7 and 8: https://readforgood.org/how-it-all-works/
- Run the Shadowing Carnegie from March onwards: https://carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/take-part/
- Dedicate a week to World Book Day in March: https://www.worldbookday.com/2020/12/guides-to-world-book-day-2021/
- Launch the Accelerated Reader Programme – a highly successful reading intervention that is proven to accelerate the reading age growth of pupils: https://www.renaissance.com/products/accelerated-reader/explore/
And this is just the start.
Longer-term, Rydal Penrhos will be creating a brand new, curated fiction library that will be available for pupils in Years 7-9, in addition to timetabling library sessions every fortnight to either engage with the Accelerated Reading programme or simply sit down with a good book.
The school will also be organising regular author visits to talk about their journey into writing and hosting masterclasses once it is safe to do so.
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