Mrs Cox’s paired reading scheme has got off to a great start this year. The initiative sees Sixth Form @ South Wirral students nurturing younger members of the school by encouraging them to read. This is not only great for the younger students but can aid with UCAS applications as voluntary work forms an integral part of the application to universities.
Sixth Form student Hannah explained how the scheme benefited her personally:
“This helps me connect with other people. It is a good experience and it allows me to experience what teachers do on a daily basis as reading and literacy skills are key for the future of students”
Year 8 Wilson student Shakira is one younger student who has benefitted from the scheme:
” I enjoyed reading to Hannah because it was good to have someone listen to me as I don’t really do that often”.
Lily, paired with Rhiannon, said: “It was good because when I got stuck on a word, I didn’t do what I usually do and skip past it, Rhiannon helped me”.