We know that reading is an important skill for our learners to succeed at school. We value our students endeavouring to read and their resilience in not giving up. To encourage students to read they can earn a book token when they read in class, and these are totalled up each week with a prize for the form with the most.
Year 8 not only won several of the weekly prizes but also the prize for the most book tokens over an entire term. Here they are enjoying their special reward – an afternoon off-site (at our Westfield site) with a treat for lunch and a film.
It has also been pleasing to note an increase in confidence and willingness for our learners to read as a result of this scheme.