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Book Club Relaunch!

We have some exciting news; We’ll be re-launching our book club in November! Details below

Why is reading important? Reading has been proven to help lead to success, and as the famous saying goes ‘readers are leaders’. When students read more than just their classroom assignments, research clearly shows that they generally do well in school. The more students read, the more information they pick up. This leads to a solid core of knowledge that is useful in a wide variety of classes. For example, the student who reads biographies has a better understanding of prominent people studied in history classes. In addition; • The extra reading expands their vocabularies. • It also shows them how different writers put down their thoughts leading to better writing skills. • Students who read more serious literary works gain skills in handling complex ideas. Reading also helps them expand their horizons as they learn more about people and the world. Plus, reading can show young people that everyone has problems in his or her life and may even help teens see solutions to their own problems. Finally, reading is enjoyable. It can bring a great deal of pleasure! What makes our book club special? We have carefully selected and curated a list of books for our students to read. To get on our reading list books will generally need to fall under one of three categories; (a) Books that focus on some sort of personal development (i.e. financial literacy, developing morality, philosophy, etc), (b) Biographies and autobiographies of people who have led interesting or successful lives that we would like our students to learn about (c) Books by black authors, as we are supporters of decolonising the curriculum The first book we will be reading (February) will be The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clayson. It is a book which discusses financial advice and money management in a series of parables, so is easily accessible for learners of all ages. What our book club includes The book club will include the following; • Assignments, essays and writing activities • Managed online forum and discussion boards for students • Online community • Monthly live group discussion via zoom on the last Sunday of the month • Interviews of authors (where possible) • Access to our podcast • Suggested & recommended reading list for outside of the book club • Trips (when this becomes safe & possible) To sign up to our book club click here, & If you have any suggestions or books you would like you think would make great additions please share them with us in the comments! Thanks in advance

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