Pupils get caught reading
LITERACY loving pupils have enjoyed a week of workshops, performances and reading sessions in celebration of Get Caught Reading Week writes Samantha Fisher.
Wreake Valley Academy in Syston assigned each year group a popular author, which included Roald Dahl, JK Rowling and Charles Dickens, and based its educational activities on books by the chosen writers.
Head of PE Carl Springthorpe, an organiser of the event held last week, said: “We took part in reading week to help make literacy more exciting and appealing to pupils and help to develop their confidence and widen their vocabularies.”
The school also held creative writing workshops, led by Leicester author Bali Rai, and pupils from years 10 and 11 performed sketches from author Malorie Blackman’s novel Noughts and Crosses, which relates to their current Romeo and Juliet GCSE coursework.
There were also storytelling workshops and inter-tutor scrabble competitions held and pupils got the chance to listen to passages from their favourite stories. A literacy tree was also planted to represent the planting of seeds of inspiration.
l Samantha Fisher is studying for an MA in journalism at Nottingham Trent University.
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