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Corby Reads

Students attend launch of new project aimed at encouraging more active reading.

On 7th November, a new and exciting project was launched aimed at getting young people in the Corby area to become more actively involved in reading.

The Corby Reads Project is a three year project which will involve students from all over the town, helping them to develop their reading and literacy skills and also highlight the importance of reading in school and at home.

Throughout the day there were lots of fun activities, such as a session by story teller Jo Blake, who talked about the importance of passing on tales and fables to our children through oral story telling.

Another fantastic presentation was from the author Jonathon Stroud, who talked about how one small idea he had when out shopping, developed into one of his best selling novels the Bartimaeus Trilogy.

One of the first activities for our Year 7 students will be a trip to Corby Library to spend a morning and then an afternoon with the author Tom Palmer who has written a fantastic football themed book called Foul Play. Students will be able to ask Tom questions about his life and inspirations and then even have a kick about.

Places are limited so if you are interested then please contact your form tutor or Mrs Bonner in Communications.
Taken from The Times top reads for young people, here are a few of their recommendations.

Further details at http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk

Article by Alex Bonner - English Teacher