World Book DayPosted: 8th March 2019
World Book Day was another opportunity to promote a school as a reading community.
Forest Hall School has adopted a culture of reading to encourage young people to find a love of literacy.
For the themed day, students took part in a scavenger hunt by working out answers to clues based on recommendations by teachers; watched the winning speeches from Year 8 Speak Out Challenge students on the topic of books; and were given tokens to exchange for books.
Natalie Hogg, assistant subject leader of English, said: “We are doing all we can to spark conversations about books and reading.
“It is really important that we maintain the interest in books and reading that children arrive at secondary school with from primary school. Primary schools get children really enthusiastic about reading, but parents often say that interest can start to drop off as they get older.
“It is important for us to show that we, as adults, read and how wonderful it can be to get lost in a book. We do not want the bright light of a phone in our face at bedtime; it’s far more enjoyable to get stuck into a book.”
Stephen Hehir, executive head, said: “It is such a delight to see our Forest Hall students getting excited about reading and books. We have a focus on developing a love of reading here at Forest Hall School and World Book Day is one such activity designed to get our students ‘lost’ in books.
“Well done to all students and staff involved. It is so important for students’ life-long learning that they develop this love of reading. Well done, Forest Hall!”