From Monday 4th to Friday 8th March we have celebrated Reading Week. An event that was enjoyed by many students across the school.
Every year, Devizes School LRC (Learning Resource Centre) hosts an event called Reading Week to celebrate World Book Day. It is a great opportunity for students to engage in activities that will encourage and inspire them to get reading.
Reading is a fundamental part of education and can seriously affect choices in later life. People who read are more likely to achieve better results in exams, meaning they have a wider variety of jobs and opportunities to choose from.
On Monday, students got creative and made bookmarks in the LRC during lunch break. On Tuesday students were able to take part in a quiz all about reading and books. The topics were set on Roald Dahl, animals, and general knowledge.
Wednesday brought more crafts and bookmark making plus a visit from Author Kathryn Evans. Kathryn's book ' Beauty Sleep' proved very popular with Year 7 and 8 students who queued patiently to get their copies signed. Kathryn spent the rest of the day doing workshops with students in Years 7,8 and 9 which were enjoyed by all.
World Book day is celebrated across the globe and many people exchanged book tokens for a World Book Day short story. In an interview, David Walliams revealed that approximately 25% of children have never owned a book until they receive their free book. This shows how World Book Day can even change young people’s lives.
On Thursday, World Book Day, staff had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book characters. Each Faculty had a topic to cover! At lunch time, lots of people engaged in the big read. After this, students were rewarded with a tasty slice of cake. The cake, baked by Mrs Lee was enjoyed by all who came along. A reward for great reading!
So you might be wondering why? Why bother with reading week at all? Well, when asked about the importance of reading, our librarians said that reading week helps to encourage young people to read more. The activities, as well as being fun, stimulate the desire to read and learn. It has been proven that the more somebody reads, the better they will do for themselves in life.