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Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure

Research has revealed that “reading for pleasure” is the single biggest indicator of future success for a child (OECD, 2002). 

It is our goal to foster a real love of reading among our students. This includes reading widely, developing a rich vocabulary and seeing reading as an enjoyable and life-enriching activity. 


Book club 

Book club takes place every Monday from 3-4pm in the Reading Room. This is open to all year groups. We shadow and participate in book awards such as the Carnegie and Southern School Book awards. This is a great way to broaden your reading tastes and explore new authors and genres! All are welcome! 


Reading Ambassadors

Across Years 7-11, we have a dedicated team of ten student Reading Ambassadors who act as the voice of all things reading-related for their year group. They help to organise and promote reading events, good books and reading news to their year group via video announcement twice a term.


World Book Day 

Every March, World Book Day is celebrated across the country. At Uckfield, we strive to make this a big event, with something to engage and inspire all of our students. In 2022, there will be author talks, workshops and a range of reading challenges and competitions. 

  • World Book Day

Link to WBD site 

Reading Competitions and Challenges 

We regularly run reading competitions and challenges, from “Extreme Reading” to “Reading Bingo”. These encourage our students to get involved with reading in fun, inventive and creative ways. Keep an eye out for new competitions. These will be shared in parent bulletins and in Reading Ambassador video announcements.