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Students at Plympton Academy raise £450

From left to right: Kiera Robertson, Bobby Hunter, Cody Mitchell, Key Stage Three leader Hayley Dann, Miya Visick, Issac Smith and Sarah Ives.
From left to right: Kiera Robertson, Bobby Hunter, Cody Mitchell, Key Stage Three leader Hayley Dann, Miya Visick, Issac Smith and Sarah Ives.

Students at Plympton Academy have raised £450 during their two week book fair at the school and will now get a percentage of this back in free books. 

All Year 7 and 8 pupils had the chance to look at all the books which cover all sorts of factual topics as well as teenage fiction. They also took part in exciting activities in their lessons to promote the event. 

“We have a lot of programmes to encourage reading in school but the book fair excites students to buy books which they can read at home,” said Key Stage Three leader for English, Hayley Dann. “It is really rewarding to see students wanting to use their own money for books and we have even had some students bring their parents in after school. It is fantastic that we raised so much money and were able to promote how important reading is to a students' success.

”Year 7 students also take part in the Drop and Read programme in school. They are encouraged to read for 20 minutes a day, no matter what the lesson, so they can see a school wide drive towards reading for pleasure. Students’ efforts for reading are awarded through Vivoclass, an external skills-building platform for schools, with small prizes and vouchers. 

“It’s been fantastic to see so many students browsing the big selection of books on offer during the book fair and knowing that they are enjoying reading. This is a skill they will have for life,” said Principal, Lisa Boorman.