04 Oct 2017
This year was the second year where the English Department welcomed the new year 7 students to the Academy by giving them a new book as a gift.
We in the English Department value reading and the engagement with whole texts and we hope the gift of a book on their first day will motivate the students to continue to engage with novels and become confident independent readers.
This year we chose the beloved and celebrated Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Written 174 years ago it is still relevant today is it teaches its readers about morals, kindness to others and about Christmas spirit.
‘I have always wanted to read this!’ stated one student, ‘I’m so excited!’ The students will use their new books to study from before taking them home to keep and cherish.