Read­ing progress re­warded

Voucher and cof­fee treat

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Braid­hurst High’s Read, Write, Inc. groups en­joyed a trip to Glas­gow Fort.

The pupils’ tremen­dous achieve­ments in im­prov­ing their read­ing were recog­nised by North La­nark­shire Coun­cil, who awarded each pupil a £15 voucher for Water­stones.

The pupils ex­pe­ri­enced a work­shop in­volv­ing book­mark- mak­ing and en­thu­si­as­tic ad­vice on choos­ing their books.

Fol­low­ing their time in Water­stones, the group en­joyed some re­lax­ation in Costa Cof­fee.

Costa were de­lighted to wel­come the pupils and very kindly pro­vided them with snacks and drinks to en­joy whilst they ea­gerly browsed through their new books.

The pupils had a fan­tas­tic time and rep­re­sented Braid­hurst ex­tremely well.

Thanks to Water­stones and Costa for their gen­eros­ity and hos­pi­tal­ity.

The fi­nal re­wards event for the S2 win­ners of the reader devel­op­ment pro­gramme - the Read­ing Cham­pi­onship - took place.

The pupils of 2R met in the li­brary, for a movie and munchie box feast, where they en­joyed watch­ing ‘The Great­est Show­man’ be­fore tuck­ing into a de­li­cious buf­fet of hot food and cakes pre­pared by the fan­tas­tic din­ner ladies of the school can­teen.

All pupils thor­oughly en­joyed the re­ward which recog­nised how se­ri­ously they had taken their per­sonal read­ing through­out the school year.

Pupil Eq­uity Fund­ing has given the school an even greater op­por­tu­nity to set its own agenda and the means to pur­sue it.

The school was very clear, at the start of the ses­sion, that rais­ing lit­er­acy rates across the broad gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion phase of the school was one of its key pri­or­i­ties and pro­mot­ing read­ing for plea­sure has been cen­tral to the strat­egy for achiev­ing this goal.

In an age of smart­phones, games con­soles, so­cial me­dia and tele­vi­sion on de­mand, the hum­ble book is all too eas­ily over­looked.

With this in mind, the com­mit­ment the pupils have shown to their per­sonal read­ing is laud­able and the school was keen to recog­nise that.

The Read­ing Cham­pi­onship, led by li­brar­ian, Mrs Scott, has al­lowed the school to do this.

The school’s aim, mov­ing for­ward into ses­sion 2018- 19, is to in­crease the num­ber of young peo­ple who achieve this award.

Book worms The Read­ing Cham­pi­onships were a huge suc­cess at Braid­hurst High

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