New reading for pleasure ideas are promoted to students through weekly tutor notices and videos. This is an opportunity to introduce students to new authors and texts and to understand more about the vocation of an author.
Students have heard messages from authors including:
Carnegie Medal winners: Jason Reynolds and Anthony McGowan,
Carnegie Shortlisted authors: Manjeet Mann and Elizabeth Acevedo
Celebrated authors: Patrice Lawrence, Phil Earle, Tom Palmer, and Joseph Coelho.
In November, 61 History students from Years 7 and 8 were rewarded for their engagement with a special assembly featuring author Bali Rai, who was able to explain why it is important to look for all the stories in history. Students received a copy of his book Now or Never and an invitation to subsequent reading events to discuss ideas.