Book Week - Reading is my superpower
As you can see from the gallery, the Junior School
Book Week Parade was a colourful affair and a wonderful reminder of the joy that reading brings to our
lives. While we each have different aptitudes and interests in reading, it remains an essential
skill, and literacy is one of the strongest predictors of academic success. Many boys will have
heard me say that reading is one of the top three tips for success at school. It even helps improve
your performance in Mathematics. It doesn't matter so much what you read, so long as you keep reading.
The more you do it, the easier and more enjoyable it becomes.
Did you know that Matthew Reilly,
a popular author for adolescent boys, was once told by a critic that his books had the intellectual worth
of a shopping docket? Since then, Reilly has sold millions of books and, in the process, provided
many teenage boys with an action-packed way into reading.
"What a miracle it is that out
of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world. Worlds that
sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are
to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean. They show us how to live and die."
Best wishes for the week ahead and may you find a little time
to enjoy the pleasure of reading.
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