December 6 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Parents and teachers are always looking for new ways to encourage children to read more outside of the classroom.
And one Suffolk school has managed that by setting an intriguing challenge – the Extreme Reading Competition.
Frances Golding, head of learning support at Orwell Park, near Ipswich, was talking to pupils about what a wonderful hobby reading is and said: “You can do it any place, anywhere, anytime.” As a result, over the summer holidays, photos flooded in of students reading in a variety of unusual locations.
They range from reading on the beach in France, with a Roman statue and on top of a cannon to reading underwater, while water skiing and even while abseiling down the side of a mountain.
Ms Golding said: “We certainly have proof that children have read their books in some pretty extreme and extraordinary places this summer.”