Christmas Reads

There’s no better gift at Christmas than a good book. Here are our Marriotts Reads Christmas book recommendations: Revolver: Marcus Sedgwick (Orion) Sedgwick has written across the age ranges, from children to adults, but it is his dark and atmospheric YA-branded work that best shows off what he can do. In Revolver, all his skill is…

Grow Your Brain

Firstly, thank you to all the wonderful parents and students who gave up their evenings to attend our AIG evenings over the last few weeks. Lots of you have asked about the research behind some of information we shared with you. Recent research, has proved what teachers have known all along: regular reading doesn’t just…

Virtual Reading

When did this happen and how did I not know about it? Two questions which struck me when I discovered the latest literary trend. A remarkable evolution in books is taking place right now: augmented reality novels. Over the past few years augmented books have begun to appear online and in shops. When you look…

2016 Reading Challenge

Well done to those of you who have signed up for this year’s challenge.  Remember you don’t have to work alone; you could team up with a sibling, parent or friend. We’ve had a few bookworms who’ve already managed to tick off three quarters. If that’s you, why not try this out?

Stuck on a Word

I remember the first university text books I had to read, I thought my head was going to explode; I had to read most pages twice! There will always be words you can’t read. There’s no such thing as a bad reader, reading is like taking your brain to the gym: painful at first but…

Research: Reading For Pleasure

The Department for Education’s research really highlights the importance of reading for pleasure. Do you need to keep encouraging your child to read once they start secondary school? The research is clear, an unequivocal yes! Discover how reading for fun can improve your child’s current wellbeing and future success: reading_for_pleasure-1