The benefits of reading are endless. It improves creativity, imagination, vocabulary, the ability to learn, concentration and attention span and writing skills. It can also reduce stress, boost empathy, develops understanding of the wider world, and some studies even report it can help us to live longer!
We will be launching a whole school reading strategy in September, but we wanted to set our students and staff with a Summer Holiday Reading Challenge. Students simply need to be photographed reading a book in an obscure or unusual place over the holidays.
Please send any photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child’s name and year group (their year group next year) when sending the photographs. Alternatively, you can tweet this information, tagging @MillthorpeSch using the hashtag #MillthorpeReads
There will be prizes for the best submissions in each year group, and one for the staff too!
For further information, please take a look at the attached.
18 July 2023