2023 saw the start of our Year 8 reading lessons. When data was collected in 2022, we noticed the Year 7 cohorts borrowing rates were fantastic and these started to reduce in 2023. In an effort to combat this, and hopefully develop a love of reading in the meantime, Miss Moon and Miss Moulton have run lessons with Year 8, three times a term which focus on all things reading! We are proud to say that Year 8 smashed the borrowing record and even beat Year 7. A big thank you to the students who came in each lesson wanting to push themselves in regards to reading and thank you to the teachers who recommended books and role modelled great reading.
Below is an image of some of the ‘surprise books’ that were selected for Year 8 based on a reading survey they completed. We hope they enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed selecting them.
St Edward’s College Library would like to invite you to participate in a shared reading experience with your son over the school holidays. All you have to do is complete the attached survey where you will choose a book for you and your son to read together, and the library will do the rest. Your son will bring home two copies of the book you have chosen, and you can read and discuss the book at your leisure.
This is a great way to encourage reading for pleasure as stories are always better when you have someone to share them with! Please discuss this with your son and hopefully choose the book together. The form will close on Friday 17th November.