DEAR – Drop Everything And Read
This is a great way of promoting reading across the whole school or year group. The idea is that at a set time everyday for a week everyone stops what they are doing and reads for fifteen minutes. It is a shared experience, gets people talking about books and reading while conveying a strong message that the school believes in reading. Students read, principals read, teachers in the staff room read, phones are taken off the hook and secretaries read, the caretaker reads and visitors to the school are offered books or magazines to look through. This initiative can be used to organise boxes of books, magazines and newspapers per class as well as one for the staff room and office.
Drop Everything And Read is being introduced to RCS on Feb 24th 2015!!!