Each year, with so many things competing for our young people's attention, we do our best to foster a love of reading right throughout their high school years.
Having just completed their independent novel study, the three Year 8 English classes came together in the Hall to talk about their chosen stories in small groups. They discussed the main themes explored in their novels, the storyline and who they thought might enjoy reading it. The Hall was abuzz with chatter and we hope students came away with a few ideas about what to read next.
Along with enhanced brain activity and an improved vocabulary, regular reading is shown to increase the development of critical thinking and assist students in their understanding of others. Thankfully it's also incredibly enjoyable once you find the right book!
High School English Teacher