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Reading Buddies

Our Reading Buddies programme offers a chance for Year 7s to catch up on their reading skills.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we‘re unable to mix year groups as we have done historically, so we are running the programme differently this year.

We are ‘buddying’ Year 7 students with suitable role models who are able readers from the same year group. The peer mentors listen to the students read, discuss the books with them and help select new texts. They are rewarded for finishing a book with housepoints.

They meet each Wednesday during tutor time in the library aided by our Literacy Co-ordinator and School Librarian.

The scheme provides a selection of appropriate fiction and non-fiction specially chosen to interest this age group but at the same time build and consolidate reading skills. It also fosters good relationships between the students.