Sports Readers Breakfast Club
The Sports Readers Breakfast Club has been running now since 2013. Sports Readers is designed to allow older leaders in the school to work with carefully identified young pupils on their literacy skills through reading, spelling and comprehension tasks. Sports Readers takes part Monday to Thursday mornings before school, where pupils will have breakfast together before working together with their reader to improve their literacy skills. Sports Readers has shown consistently, over the three years it has run, to increase reading, comprehension and spelling ages of pupils taking part significantly.
Olympic Volleyball Player Rachel Laybourne
On 24th January 2017, members of the Sports Readers Breakfast Club were privileged to get a visit from Olympic volleyball player Rachel Laybourne.
Sports Readers Breakfast Club Launch
Every year Sports Readers Breakfast Club has a launch party where the students who have been invited along join in fun activities to find their perfect reading partner for the year. This year the launch took place in November and the students and volunteers were lucky enough to have a Skype session with Robert Rigby, author of the best-selling Boy Soldier series, which he co-wrote with SAS hero, Andy McNab, and the children’s author for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, producing a series of four sporting-themed novels.
Author Robert Rigby Visits
In May the author Robert Rigby came to visit the Sports Readers Breakfast Club students. He is always keen to see how the students are getting on and loved chatting to them. Robert ran a workshop with them about story writing on everything from how to come up with ideas to how work through to a final draft.
Students started by creating their characters for their stories and eventually wrote the beginning of a story, they then read their stories out to the other students around them. For some students this was scary but they felt very pleased with themselves and a big achievement once they had done it.