Year 7 students choose a free book as part of the Bookbuzz programme
Bookbuzz is a reading programme from Book Trust, which supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure and develop a whole school reading culture. The scheme has been running for several years at Brooke Weston Academy and Librarian Wendy McCabe said ‘The Bookbuzz programme helps to encourage a positive attitude towards reading and introduces the students to different genres of books they might not have read before.’
All students in Year 7 have been given the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles; all of which have been carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality, suitability and to encourage reading for pleasure.
To help students make their choice they watched the Bookbuzz film, which included a short introduction to each book by the authors of each title. They were then able to flick through the Bookbuzz books to get an impression of the look and length of each title.
The most popular title with the students this year was ‘Orion Lost’ by Alastair Chisholm, a science fiction adventure set aboard a large spacecraft.
Students will receive their chosen book in Term 2. Find out more about the Bookbuzz programme here.