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During form time at KS3, students are involved in a range of activities, including attending acts of worship, ‘thought for the day’, watching BBC ‘newsround’ and becoming ’numeracy ninjas’. This year, we introduced a new focus on reading, whereby each year group has four ‘modern classics’ to read with their form tutor throughout the year. Ms Parker, who leads on the initiative, read over twenty books from some famous authors and chose the most suitable twelve to be read over three years, from authors such as Philip Pullman and Anthony McGowan, who we hope will be visiting the school in the near future. Ms Kirkham, Head of English, tells us more about this new initiative: “All involved have drifted off into the world of a book. Students have developed their empathy skills and are seeing things from a new perspective. They really are reading for pleasure, whilst improving their vocabulary skills that will help them across all subject areas.”

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4th October 2019 – Vol 36 | No 5