Do you know we are a Reading School?

 The Drop Everything and Read has been a successful Literacy initiative in the UK for a number of years and we are now using it at BSCA. All KS3 students and their teachers Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) for 20 minutes each day, every day. Reading is the foundation of improving literacy skills so that students can broaden their vocabulary and their ability to access the curriculum leading to greater progress. In turn this helps them to have the confidence to apply for further and higher education which leads them to have successful jobs and futures.

Each week a timetable is sent out and a different lesson highlighted each day, each week. Everyone in the classroom must them spend 20 minutes reading silently to themselves. If students do not have a book of their own they can easily visit the BSCA library at break, lunchtime or, after school to take out a book. Our Librarian will happily help advise students select books they will enjoy.

Could you set a time at home with your family when you could take part in your own DEAR ?

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