A group of dedicated readers from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester were rewarded for their positive attitude to reading by being invited to a Pizza Party in the school library.
Saint Paul’s wants to encourage their pupils to make reading a regular part of their routine whether they’re reading solo or together with their classmates, parents, or friends. The school wants to help them to develop a life-long love of reading. It is very important to instil in young people a need and desire to read.
Ms Irena Savova, the school Librarian, explained: “We are very keen to encourage reading and the joy of books at Saint Paul’s; we have some extremely avid readers. Rewards like the Pizza Party recognise the pupils’ dedication and interest and have a very positive effect upon their behaviour and encourage them to read more.”
Mr Jamie Sharrock, English Teacher, commented: “We are enjoying promoting reading across the school and seeing the benefits and pleasures of this. We believe that treats like this encourage and inspire our pupils to achieve the best they can. It is always a great pleasure rewarding those pupils who have worked so hard throughout the term.”
Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher, said: “The more students read, and the more challenging their reading is, the more successful they will become in all subject areas and ultimately in life. This has been well researched over the years.”