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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

What are the benefits of reading?

  • Children who say they enjoy reading for pleasure are more like to score well on reading assessments compared to pupils who said they enjoyed reading less
  • Regularly reading stories or novels outside of school is associated with higher scores in reading assessments
  • There’s some evidence to show that the activity is a more important determinant of children’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic status
  • It can have a positive impact on pupils’ emotional and social behavior
  • It can have a positive impact on text comprehension and grammar
  • Positive reading attitudes are associated with reading more later in life and having increased general knowledge.

Our photographs show that reading is a vital part of everyday life at St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School. Think about how much you read in a typical day: text messages, e mails, text books, road signs, food packaging, a computer screen….the list is endless.

Get caught reading and improve your chance of success in future life!