Interactive reading event in South Ockendon encourages youngsters

The day is aimed to promote reading in the community

The day is aimed to promote reading in the community

First published in News

THE South Ockendon Centre and The Ockendon Academy came together last week for an afternoon of literacy-based games to promote reading in the local community.

Year seven students from the school on Erriff Drive - high achievers in the academy’s accelerated reading programme - were chosen to support year six students from Bonnygate Primary in Arisdale Avenue, in a range of interactive activities.

The older students from the Academy talked to the younger children about their favourite books and guided them through the quizzes and games.

Prizes were awarded for the highest marks in the book quiz and all the Bonnygate students left with stickers, bookmarks, and a range of information for parents to help them improve their reading.

The Ockendon Academy and the South Ockendon Centre’s library plan to host further literacy events in the future.

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9:40pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

Waste of time; reading is either generated by the home or not - and at an early stage. The 'article' is advertising for the schools when it is too late to influence upbringing. Those who read a lot at these schools have done so by home background.
Waste of time; reading is either generated by the home or not - and at an early stage. The 'article' is advertising for the schools when it is too late to influence upbringing. Those who read a lot at these schools have done so by home background. Jack222
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9:49am Tue 25 Mar 14

E.C.M. says...

Jack222 wrote:
Waste of time; reading is either generated by the home or not - and at an early stage. The 'article' is advertising for the schools when it is too late to influence upbringing. Those who read a lot at these schools have done so by home background.
"Advertising for the schools". The Ockendon Academy needs all the positive press it can get, following the recent Ofsted Report, which downgraded the school from 'Outstanding' to a 'Good' judgement!

Oh dear, Babs King will be spitting feathers...and heads will roll...mark my words!
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Waste of time; reading is either generated by the home or not - and at an early stage. The 'article' is advertising for the schools when it is too late to influence upbringing. Those who read a lot at these schools have done so by home background.[/p][/quote]"Advertising for the schools". The Ockendon Academy needs all the positive press it can get, following the recent Ofsted Report, which downgraded the school from 'Outstanding' to a 'Good' judgement! Oh dear, Babs King will be spitting feathers...and heads will roll...mark my words! E.C.M.
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1:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

E.C.M. says...

If you can read this...thank a teacher! (N.U.T)
If you can read this...thank a teacher! (N.U.T) E.C.M.
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12:14am Wed 26 Mar 14

C. More says...

A good book exercises your brain. Provides knowledge and information. They can be a good topic of conversation. They can help improve your writing skills and enriches your vocabulary. Books can stretch your imagination and introduces you to the unknown fantasy world. Books help develop creativity. They can reduce stress and put you in a better mood. Book are a great and (if borrowed from your local library) free source of entertainment ( always useful )
Does it matter whether you read at home, school or at you place of work it's all good !
A good book exercises your brain. Provides knowledge and information. They can be a good topic of conversation. They can help improve your writing skills and enriches your vocabulary. Books can stretch your imagination and introduces you to the unknown fantasy world. Books help develop creativity. They can reduce stress and put you in a better mood. Book are a great and (if borrowed from your local library) free source of entertainment ( always useful ) Does it matter whether you read at home, school or at you place of work it's all good ! C. More
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