Schools’ success in Read All About It

Brune Park Community School in Gosport have been taking part in an accelerated readers scheme. The first million words have been read and achieved by Year 8 pupils Megan Baker and Skye Marshall.''Pictured is: (l-r) Megan Baker (12) and Skye Marshall (13) with some of the books they have read.''Picture: Sarah Standing (1352-947)

Brune Park Community School in Gosport have been taking part in an accelerated readers scheme. The first million words have been read and achieved by Year 8 pupils Megan Baker and Skye Marshall.''Pictured is: (l-r) Megan Baker (12) and Skye Marshall (13) with some of the books they have read.''Picture: Sarah Standing (1352-947)

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Over the past year, many schools across the area have committed to our Read All About It campaign.

At Prospect School in Havant, boys were rewarded with ice cream after they managed to read more than a million words.

Staff at Crookhorn College in Waterlooville tasked children with coming up with weird and wonderful ways to enjoy their books.

This included reading underwater, reading through a basketball hoop and reading while riding a log flume at a theme park.

Children were awarded prizes for the most unusual ways to enjoy reading.

Thousands of children across Hampshire took part in a summer reading campaign.

Run by Hampshire County Council, the campaign saw 15,000 young people complete the challenge to read six books over the school summer holidays.

A similar campaign was run in Portsmouth, with thousands more youngsters taking part across the city.

At Miltoncross School in Portsmouth, staff launched a scheme called Drop Everything And Read.

All Year 7 and Year 8 pupils read for 20 minutes every day.

Staff at Highbury Primary School joined up with Sainsbury’s in Farlington which delivered 300 brand new books to add to the school library.

Pupils at Brune Park Community School in Gosport took part in the Accelerated Reader Scheme in a bid to read a million words.

It saw pupils in Years 7 and 8 read books and take part in a quiz afterwards to test them on their knowledge of the book.

The number of words in each book was calculated and each student was presented with a certificate when they reached a landmark.

And a pair of children’s authors called The 2Steves, otherwise known as Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, visited St John the Baptist Primary School to inspire the pupils there to gain a love for reading.

They performed to them and then pupils had a chance to buy their books.

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