Join our reading community!
Your teachers might tell you that you should read to make yourself a better student – and that is true – but there are so many other reasons why you should be reading as much as possible. Personally, I love to read as it helps me to relax. Opening a new book is like discovering a new world and it never fails to make me smile.
Recently, I finished Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, which talked about finding your own path even if it’s not what others expect. I think it is a really eye-opening read for anyone in Years 10 or 11. For KS3, I’d highly recommend Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley, which is a brilliant, fictionalised introduction to the cut-throat world of the Tudors.
It is more difficult to get hold of books at the moment. We are not permitted general drop ins to the school library due to Covid restrictions. But we are pleased to announce the library is very much open! If you would like to take a book out, you can either:
- Email Mrs Brind, our School Librarian to reserve a book, using the drop-box to return anything once you’ve finished.
- Search our online school library at readingcloud.net to see which books are available, find new authors and titles you might like based on your preferences, and create your own reading list to keep track of the books you want to take out.
How to Guide: Reading Cloud
To access our virtual school reading community, go to readingcloud.net. The username is your school email address and the password is your birthday in the format 01012000. You can change this once you have logged in for the first time.
Don’t forget to leave a review online! You can win a prize from Mrs Brind once your review has been approved and posted.
If there seems like too much choice and you can’t decide where to start, don’t worry! Every Sunday you can ask for a recommendation (or ask a parent to ask for you) via Stories on the Sexey’s School Instagram, and on Monday you can check back to see our suggestions from the library stock.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will be writing about all things reading – reviews, quizzes, top reads for half term, Halloween and more – relevant for all ages 11-18. Please spread the word – we’re excited to have you on board!
By Emily Dillon, Year 11