May 1, 2019
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
In an age where social media dominates the lives of young people, it is important to remember the true value and joys of reading.
On the 7 March 2019, Kirk Balk Academy proudly celebrated World Book Day where students were involved in a range of exciting activities.
In year 7 and 8, every lesson of the day started with an extract from the short story “The Hitchhiker” by Roald Dahl. As students read each part of the text, they were encouraged to answer questions about the characters and the plot, allowing for some brilliant, engaging discussion. The students were eager to get to their next lesson in order to find out how the story progressed.
In form time, students from all year groups were able to discuss their favourite books, and explain why certain texts had inspired them to love reading. The teachers also took to giving recommendations, with each staff member proudly displaying their favourite book on their classroom door.
A year 7 student remarked: “I was so excited to read the final part of the story to see how it ended. I loved being read to throughout the day. Reading books allows you to experience a new world where anything is possible and that’s why I enjoy reading.”
Kirk Balk Academy is extremely proud to foster a love of reading amongst our students.