“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” -Joseph Adison
As part of our reinvigorated emphasis on reading, I have had the opportunity to read with some students in Year 2 and Year 5 this term. I have really enjoyed my time with the students and was encouraged to read a book during the half-term break. I visited some close friends in Accra, Ghana, who have a set of lovely one year old twins. When not spending time with their two bundles of energy, I was reading a book called ‘The Fate of Africa’ by Martin Meredith, which highlights the history of Africa since independence. Ghana features in the book and I was moved to visit places in person that were featured in the book. Some powerful experiences, such as visiting the James Fort Prison where slaves entered the ‘gate of no return’ and were taken to ships, never again to see African soil, were further heightened by my reading.
As a result of feedback we received from the community, reading was one of the late additions to our strategic development plan. We would like to ask for your assistance by encouraging you to read with your children on a regular basis. Please click the link below to learn of some of its benefits.
I hope you had an enjoyable break and look forward to an exciting remainder of the term where your children further develop their love of reading.