One of our priorities at Cardinal Newman Catholic School is to encourage our students to read more. Reading widely has enormous benefits for both children and adults. These include increased knowledge and vocabulary but we also know that young people who read widely also improve their writing skills at a faster rate than those who do not. Some commentators also believe that it reduces stress and helps students to set clearer long term goals.
Over the last two years we have developed the Reading Challenge which is administered through the Library and the English department. Over the next few months Miss Hone, our Key Stage 3 Curriculum Leader, will be leading our work to develop an even more comprehensive reading strategy for the whole school.
On Thursday, 6th March we will be celebrating World Book Day in the school. Students will be given a £1 book token which they can use at participating book shops. Please see the link below for more details on how the scheme works.