DSB Loves Reading :
This year saw the exciting introduction of a week-long programme of reading-related fun at DSB to promote a love of reading and to encourage students to actively engage with books and reading.
DSB Loves Reading’ was held simultaneously across both campuses, and was linked to work completed by children in their English and Literacy lessons. DSB Loves Reading Week began with a whole school assembly at our Garden Campus during which the Oompa Loompas gave a convincing case for throwing out the TV and reintroducing reading at home, a successful author discussed her writing and read an extract from her new book and the activities for the week were introduced. Following this, the Secondary students delighted the Primary students with creative storytelling from a variety of picture books. Students also took part in a range of fun competitions and activities such as book quizzes, decorating classrooms as favourite books, letter writing to book characters and baking recipes with a literary theme. Teachers photographed their book shelves – taking ‘shelfies’ - to see if students could identify which each belonged to.
The Friday afternoon of Reading Week was run collectively by the Languages department and selected students from German and French classes. They organised a carousel of exciting activities designed to engage and test the reading skills of students in both languages.
Throughout the week students across both campuses were read to – by parents and staff. Secondary students had ‘guest’ teachers sharing extracts of their favourite books and then spent Friday morning reading with other students based at Aurum House. The true highlight of the week was seeing students of all ages, reading and sharing stories together.