We aim to regularly promote a love of reading at Erdington Academy. As well as our daily ‘Everyone Reads In Class’ time, all students in KS3 are enrolled in the Accelerated Reader programme which aims to raise their reading ages.
At Erdington Academy, though, we always aim to go the extra mile and this week we gave each Year 7 a free book as part of ‘Book Buzz’, an initiative from the Book Trust.
Sumaiya and Abdullah, our two most avid readers in Year 7, pictured (above) with our librarian Mrs Bowley who organised the event, picked ‘The Blood Guard’ and ‘Scream’. They are well on their way to being our first Accelerated Reader ‘Millionaires’, having read nearly a million words each.