How parents can help

The College encourages pupils to read for at least 20 minutes per day. However getting your child to do this can be difficult with all the modern distractions most young people have at their disposal. 

Research carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on education and reading revealed that reading for pleasure as a teenager is the most important indicator of the future success of the child. So what can you do to help encourage your child to read?: 

  • Be a positive role model for reading
  • Have lots of reading material at home
  • Make their bedroom a tech-free zone at bedtime - that means no phones/IPads/games consoles etc!
  • Take them to the local library
  • Allow them to choose their own books
  • Give your child a bookstore gift card as a birthday or Christmas present
  • Buy your child a book related to their interests
  • Declare a no-tech day