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Excellence Academy Lead on World Book Day 2023

Marley Law-Baker and Amiya Chandard (8RL) have this week been leading on whole school assemblies in celebration of World Book Day.
They have been promoting reading for pleasure amongst our students by discussing how reading for enjoyment is the most important factor in a student’s future success. 
They have spoken about how World Book Day hopes to encourage more students to develop a life-long habit of reading for enjoyment and the improved life chances that comes along with this.
When you make a habit of reading for pleasure, you will see an improvement in your vocabulary when compared to non-readers.
By reading for just 20 minutes a day, you will read 1,800,000 words a year.
If you read for around 10 minutes a day, you will read 1,000,000 words a year. This would put you in the top 2% of reading achievement… this will have a positive impact on your performance in all your subjects at school (not just English!)
Reading also have a positive impact on your mental well-being. By reading for 6 minutes a day you can reduce your stress levels by 68%!
Please find attached the presentation that has been delivered to our students and Marley and Amiya’s entries into our Extreme Reading Challenge.