Reading Registrations – A part of the Berwick Reads Project
We know just how vital reading for pleasure is for intellectual growth and development, and we understand the importance of being reading role models for our young people. We have two Reading Registrations each week for Year 9, 10 and 11 students:
Wednesday – Private Reading. Students are expected to bring a book for quiet, private reading. This can be borrowed from our library; we encourage and support students to choose appropriate and engaging reading material and to renew their books as required.
Thursday – Shared Reading. The form teacher reads aloud to their form group from a text that has inspired them. Current texts include The Hobbit, Kay’s Anatomy, Lord of the Flies and Why We Sleep.
The shared reading registration grew out of virtual readings during lockdown, when many students enjoyed listening to recordings of teachers reading aloud from classic fiction and non-fiction texts. These included Treasure Island, The Little Prince and, following the return to face-to-face education, A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson and The Almighty Dollar by Dharshini David.
Students are able to borrow books from our new library, and we hope we have inspired some budding scientists and economists to get reading!