Monday, 6 August 2018

Get Caught Reading 2018


The competition is open and we are looking for as many entries as possible! All you have to do is take a photo of your child/children while they are reading. The more unusual the spot the better! Share it with us via our Facebook page, and then we will add it to the map and publish on the blog.

At the end of the holidays, all children who take part will earn a certificate. The most unique photo will win a special prize! There have already been a number of entries this year, so there is no time to waste.

So go on... get caught reading!

Click here for the map... can you find your image?

Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.