All things literary have been at the forefront of learning at a Wisbech school - with everything from competitions to free books for students.
A recent Take 10 initiative saw a pause in the school day at the Thomas Clarkson Academy to allow everyone the chance to catch-up on some reading.
Organised by the Literacy Trust, the event was designed to encourage reading as an integral part of daily life and to help students learn to enjoy taking time away from screens and other distractions for a short time.
There has also been excitement among the Year 7 students as they have been able to choose a free book from a total of 17 titles for this year’s BookBuzz event.
“Literacy is central to everything our students do, and we want to ensure they have every opportunity to enjoy reading and boost their own book collection,” said librarian Miss Leanne Robinson.
More than 250 books will be gifted to the year group as a result of the initiative which is aimed at students aged from 11 to 13 and each title on the list has been specially chosen to encourage and develop reading.
Authors featured include Alesha Dixon, with Star Switch; journalist and author Patrice Lawrence’s Rat and James Campbell’s The Funny Life of Teachers - packed with cartoon-style illustrations.
And students have also been able to take part in a poetry competition with Amazon vouchers and chocolates on offer as prizes.
They have also been encouraged to take the opportunity to scare themselves over half-term by borrowing a spooky book from the school library.
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