Reading for Pleasure

At Stanchester, we recognise the power of Reading for Pleasure. All students participate in Reading for Pleasure which takes place during their morning tutor time sessions. These sessions are designed to give students the opportunity to spend time reading a shared class text. We use this time as an opportunity to learn new vocabulary and vary the ‘literary diet’ of great texts our students feel empowered to access. 

 

Our Reading for Pleasure curriculum is both a window and a mirror: each text is carefully selected to allow students to hold a mirror up to their own selves through the rich and wonderful texts that we study, while also reflecting upon their own thoughts, feelings, and place within the world. Thus, these texts become a window out into the world of wider human experiences, different customs and beliefs as well as new and enriching knowledge which will only unlock more windows and doors for them in the future.