The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

News from the Middle School Library

Getting boys engaged in reading, and keeping them reading is our number one goal at Scotch Libraries. Reading is an essential skill and develops literacy proficiency, however reading for pleasure expands our horizons, builds empathy, develops resilience.

The main focus is the word - pleasure.  Encouraging reading as a habit requires a combined approach to promoting and providing opportunities for reading.  In Middle School boys have regular library sessions, but can also join the Co-Curricular 'Books n Bros Book Club' and visit the Senior School Library.

This year's Book Week was for teens too and Year 6 students had guest author and storyteller Glenn Swift perform some great stories.  Currently Year 7 students are exchanging Book Review Postcards with overseas students.  All these activities contribute to involving and connecting students with high quality and engaging books.

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As well as all these great opportunities, the boys can also access great online resources such as where parents and students can access high quality ebooks and audiobooks that keep us reading and listening all year long!

Ms Marie Grech
Middle School Librarian