Here we are at the end of another amazing year of reading at Davenies. The boys have been simply awesome – not just those who have read over a million words, but also those who have strived to do well and have made enormous inroads into their reading – too many to mention. I was recently on a course for Accelerated Reader and they were simply amazed at the statistics that I showed them from Davenies – a very proud moment in front of other schools!
So here are the final statistics:
The whole prep school has read 6540 books – between about 220 boys, this is an average of 30 books per boy. They have also read 176,500,000 words since September – amazing!!
There are now 59 millionaires of which one is a 5 millionaire, one is a four millionaire, three are 3 millionaires and twelve are two millionaires. This is a record for our school.
Although I am not loaning out books for the holidays – I have had many an aggrieved boy in the library – I would ask that you encourage the boys to read by visiting books shops or the local library to keep this momentum going.
I look forward to another incredible year of reading in September.
Mrs Gamble, Librarian