If you were to amble into the senior school library on a Wednesday morning, you’ll realise how there is a serene and magical atmosphere here as the sunlight filters through the large windows.
Then, you’ll notice that there are students sat together in pairs, each one holding a book, each one spell-bound by an author’s words. They take turns reading, sounding out each syllable as they string together a story, envisioned in their shared imagination. One is a Sixth-Former; the other is from Senior School. This is paired reading – a reading scheme that has just been launched by the English department to give students an opportunity to read together and help boost confidence, fluency and comprehension.