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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7R6_HOSPq8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WumSB0vZ5l8

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If I told you that there was one thing you could do in 2014 that would be guaranteed to raise your achievement - would you do it?

for once we agree with michael gove
For once we agree with Michael Gove…
  • He visited Washington DC in 2011 and came back astonished to discover Primary school children are expected to read 50 books a year – he thinks we should set you that target too
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“Reading a variety of literature independently by the age of 15 is the single biggest indicator of future success, out-weighing socio-economic background or family situations.” National Literacy Trust

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“ Being an avid reader at school is more of an advantage than having educated parents.”

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Report

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“ …and yet one in three children in Britain doesn’t own a book.”

National Literacy Trust

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Last month education watchdog Ofsted said schools need to set aside more time for students to enjoy reading for pleasure.

but that s always something we have done at wbhs
But that’s always something we have done at WBHS…

Sample some of the wonderful things that go on in the library

Manga Club

Carnegie Award

Creative Writing Club

National Poetry Day

Poetry By Heart

Literary Festival

Visit of Carol Ann Duffy

Visit of Simon Armitage

some people think books have had their day
Some people think books have had their day….

But remember books were as exciting as Apps when the printing press was first invented…

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Reading used to be an activity of an educated few…

  • Now everybody can enjoy reading & things to do with books, anytime, anywhere.
but we still disagree with michael gove
But we still disagree with Michael Gove …
  • He believes you should read mainly to help you get higher marks in your exams….
  • But we believe you should read mainly for the pleasure it gives you!
there are 17 000 good books to take out in our library waiting for you
There are 17,000 good books to take out in our library waiting for you…

So there’s no excuse in 2014 not to enjoy getting lost in a good book!

Set yourself a challenging target for 2014!

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