Reading progress rewarded
Voucher and coffee treat
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