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Reading Newsletter

Reading Newsletter Issue 1, Nov-Dec 2020

Welcome to our very first issue of our reading newsletter! Published twice a term, we aim to continue our drive to encourage reading for pleasure, with the hope of instilling a life-long love of reading in all our students. Whether you can’t put a book down or can’t bring yourself to pick one up, this newsletter is for you! It is also a useful tool for parents and carers to help guide your child on their reading journey. If you have any reading hints, tips or book recommendations you would like to share with our college community, please e-mail sbradbury@bidefordcollege.org

Reading Newsletter Issue 2, Jan-Feb 2021

As we enter another lockdown, the importance of continuing to read for pleasure is, if anything, magnified. Books are a great source of comfort and escapism during difficult times, and play a vital role in improving literacy levels. Reading should form an integral part of your remote learning and you should aim to be reading for at least 20 minutes each day. In this issue we will be sharing resources that will enable you to access reading material online if you don’t have books easily available at home. If you have any reading news or book recommendations you would like to share with our college community, please e-mail sbradbury@bidefordcollege.org

Reading Newsletter Issue 3, Mar-Apr 2021

As we celebrate World Book Day on 4th March, we are reminded of the power of books; of how they can teach empathy and bring communities together in a world which has become almost unrecognisable to many of us. Whilst some of our students may roll their eyes at the mere mention of reading (we WILL talk you round!), for many others books have provided them with a lifeline throughout our time in lockdown as they, quite literally, have sought refuge in the pages of a good novel. Books have the power to heal, to inspire dreams, to make you laugh and cry, to bring comfort when perhaps the human touch has been unable to reach you… Just some of the reasons why we will always endeavour to encourage a love of reading in all our students.


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