We know that reading makes a difference to students’ lives and outcomes at school. Research always tells us about the wealth of benefits to students from exam success in all subjects to being happier in your life.
From our own research in school, we know that boys at Heathfield Community College are not as likely to read as girls so we have launched ‘Heathfield Reads’.
Heathfield Reads is something that we want both boys and girls to be involved in but we have launched something very visual that may surprise our male students. Around the school, students will see posters of PE teachers who read, male students who play sport or have other hobbies such as music.
We want our students to get involved so we have created a termly competition. If students submit at least two book reviews and take a picture of themselves reading in a scenario where you wouldn’t normally see people reading, they will be entered into a prize draw. They will win a £10 voucher and have the chance to appear on a future Heathfield Reads poster should they wish. Watch the video below for full details of the competition.
We want Heathfield Community College students to be the best and most successful and being a reader is the single biggest thing that can make a difference. Let’s get Heathfield reading!
See what our teachers are reading & why they like to read:
Teacher Extreme Reading