By Morag MacTaggart | Posted: Monday June 29, 2015
Peer Reading finished with a celebration and party in the Reading Room of the library on Friday 19 June. A total of 43 students from Yrs 9, 10, 11 and 13 took part in the programme.
Junior students began their first
twenty minute reading session with their Senior Buddies in week three of term 2. Each junior student read three times a week to their Senior Buddy for a
total of five and a half weeks. Over the course of the programme this amounted
to a staggering extra five hours of reading for each junior student.
This year’s group of Senior students were very committed to the programme regularly checking in with Ms MacTaggart to ensure their Junior student had the appropriate level of reading material and to ask thoughtful questions about their particular Junior Buddy’s learning needs. Junior students were equally as engaged with the process, turning up to the library as quickly as they could and settling to read with their Senior Buddy so as to make the most of the time.
Well done everybody, it has been a pleasure to work with such a great bunch of students.