It never ceases to amaze us how brilliant the Davenies boys are at reading. Every year our statistics for Accelerated Reader get better and better.
As a cohort, the boys have broken through the 200 million word barrier for the first time – simply amazing, especially with only 224 boys on the system.
We believe in celebrating success for our boys whatever way we can, and we have celebrated more millionaire readers than ever before. This year we have 70 millionaires (30% of the boys), of which 24 are multi-millionaires. All the boys in 3F have managed to achieve their target every term – a feat never achieved before. To keep this enthusiasm all year is simply outstanding. Special mention should go Charlie in 6A and Mattie in 5F who have reached an amazing 5 million words!
The boys have read an additional 1500 books this year, reaching 8600 books. Being driven to achieve their individual targets means that boys are aiming at 20 minutes of reading a day. This is the magic number where a child’s reading ability will simply soar. This not only helps academically across every subject, but research now shows that children benefit emotionally and socially through their reading.
Lastly I would like to thank you for all your help at home in encouraging these readers every night. Hopefully they will continue to read over the holidays and return in September to break more records.