Bookworms take pleasure in reading during lockdown
With reports that Britons are reading more in lockdown, our pupils at Senior Boys have been leading the way as they ploughed through the books over the Easter holidays. Our reading heroes, such as Edwin in Year 8, have stacked up the books, enjoying the time and opportunity to read for pleasure.
Studies have shown that reading for pleasure is more important for children's cognitive development than their parents' level of education and is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background.
Jennifer Ging, Senior Boys English teacher, praised the pupils' reading habits: “A big well done to everyone at Senior Boys who have been sending in pictures of you reading for pleasure over the holidays. Do let me know which books, in particular, that you are enjoying.”