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Y11 students enjoy some reading time in English class - View Full Size Image
Y11 students enjoy some reading time in English class
Y12 students share their favourite books in the Loreto College grounds - View Full Size Image
Y12 students share their favourite books in the Loreto College grounds
A Y12 shows his classmate a favourite chapter of 'Prince Caspian' by CS Lewis - View Full Size Image
A Y12 shows his classmate a favourite chapter of 'Prince Caspian' by CS Lewis
06/03/2008 WORLD BOOK DAY MARKED AT LORETO COLLEGE

On 6th March 2008, World Book Day was marked at Loreto College Coleraine with a number of initiatives to foreground the joy and importance of reading for pleasure.†

With activities such as role plays, character hot-seating and talks by students about their favourite books taking place in the Collegeís English Department throughout the day to mark the occasion, every class and every teacher in the College abandoned all other activities for a thirty-five minute period in favour of reading for pleasure.† A peaceful silence descended on the entire Loreto campus during this time, as every member of the College community picked up a book and became lost among its pages.

Head of English Mrs Caragh Little commented that the initiative had helped to emphasise the importance of literacy as an integral part of every subject within the school curriculum, while also providing an ideal opportunity for students and staff to immerse themselves in the joy of reading for pleasure.† Curriculum Development Co-ordinator Miss Maria Flannelly, who co-organised the initiative, was keen to reinforce the eventís role as a means of highlighting the place of Literacy at the forefront of the Loreto College Development Plan.

Having been greeted with great enthusiasm by all those taking part, it is hoped that the school-wide reading initiative will be repeated on a future occasion, with the joint objectives of enhancing literacy and emphasising the value of reading in everyday life.††††