One of the campaigns for World Book Day this year is to share a million stories.
Research shows that sharing stories together has long-lasting effects on a child’s future and being read to is critical in igniting enthusiasm for reading. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income.
We will be celebrating in all year 7 to 11 classes by sharing extracts from books which are linked to each subject in theme.The English department will be reading openings from Carnegie Medal longlisted titles, and there are some other extracts under ‘General Fiction’, for a bit of variety!
All the books included are available to borrow for the school library: