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Amazing Achievements in Accelerated Reading

4th Jul 2017

Amazing Achievements in Accelerated Reading

Amazing Achievements in Accelerated Reading

The school launched the Accelerated Reading programme in September of this year to develop our Lower School students' literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. To say that the programme has been a success would be an understatement. To date, Lower School students have read 233,330,436 million words and read 8759 books - some of our students have even read over a million words! In comparison to last year, where a total of 5,139 items were borrowed from the library, a total of 12,214 items have been borrowed so far this year, which is an enormous increase of 137%. This has contributed to our students achieving significantly improved reading ages, a fantastic achievement for everyone involved in the Accelerated Reading programme including staff, students and parents. The question is, can next year's students better this amazing achievement and read more than 233,330,436 million words? Watch this space.