Comment from a parent
“As a mother of a child with dyslexia and reading problems I think anything that encourages the children to read is wonderful. Knowing there is a medal at the end of it is great encouragement for the children. It makes them proud to have achieved something.”
Special Needs Student Discovers Literacy
A special needs student in Year 7 has discovered literacy through the Premier’s Reading Challenge. He was very keen to participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge and has caught “the reading bug” due to his enthusiasm.
From Georgina – Year 7
My thoughts about the Challenge are that it made people think about reading a bit more and it encouraged everyone to read no matter how old they are. The Challenge made people realise that there are some books out there for them and they found out what sort of books they like to read. I am sure some children will carry on reading, or read a lot more than they used to because they had to get it finished by a certain date.
The Challenge is great because everyone is capable of doing it and they can have a go at it. At our school it is easy to be a part of the Challenge because there are links on our school Intranet and coloured labels on the books listed.
It is a great experience for everyone and I am sure lots of children will want to do it again next year and will hopefully get a gold medal the fourth year they do it. Thank you Mr Mike Rann for setting up a great Reading Challenge for us.