Reading at Goresbrook
At Goresbrook School, everyone is a reader. This is because reading allows you to develop the most important skills and qualities required to be successful both across all subject areas in school and in our later lives. Research has proven that engagement with reading is the biggest indicator of success in later life and is the most important element in developing your cognitive function. It makes us as people literate, articulate, well-informed and empathetic – all essential qualities for success and happiness!
As such, the expectation of a Goresbrook student is to be reading for a minimum of twenty minutes every day; this means your reading book should be changed every two or three weeks by visiting the school library regularly.
The library is open before school at 8.15am and after school until 4.15pm. It is also open every break and lunch time. Please visit the library regularly, explore the wealth of literature available to you, speak to the Librarian, your teachers and the Library Ambassadors for recommendations and continue to take part in our Reading Challenges. By doing this, you are ensuring success in both your GCSE exams and beyond.
In the words of George R. R. Martin – ‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.’ Let’s make sure that we explore as much of the world and as many lives as possible by being fantastic Goresbrook readers!