Sixth Formers continue success of Reading Ambassador Scheme

Sixth Formers continue success of Reading Ambassador Scheme

Migle Zakareviciute, Dziuljeta Driskuta, Mrs Bland, Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Arden, Librarian, Sophia Fry and Izzy Gurry

Our Sixth Formers are role models for students in the whole school and one of the ways in which they are involved is through our Sixth Form Reading Ambassador project.

This hugely successful initiative at Bourne Academy sees a Sixth Form student paired with a Year 7 or 8 student who they then meet with once a week for a reading mentoring session.

The Sixth Form students listen to their mentees reading and ask them comprehension questions about their books. They also support them with accessing the Accelerated Reader scheme with the overall aim of the project being to improve confidence with reading, as well as improving the students’ reading ages.

This is a student led programme with Year 13 students Emily Brown and Kaysie Dickinson passing on the reigns to Migle Zakareviciute, Dziuljeta Driskuta, Sophia Fry and Izzy Gurry in Year 12 who will be continuing to run the programme in the next academic year. As the Lead Ambassadors they will create the schedule for all of the other students involved and monitor engagement and reading improvements made by the students.

The benefit for our students being involved as Reading Ambassadors is that it can be used on their CV or UCAS personal statement for university as well as giving something back to the school. If students in Year 10 or Year 12 are interested in becoming a Reading Ambassador, they should contact Mrs Bland or Mrs Arden to find out more information.

Mrs Bland, Assistant Headteacher said “Emily and Kaysie have ensured that the scheme has continued to go from strength to strength and have been fantastic at scheduling the weekly sessions and providing training for their peers. We know that Migle, Dziuljeta, Sophia and Izzy are passionate about developing the project future over the next 12 months to ensure that our younger students will continue to significantly increase their confidence with their reading.”

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