Take 10 initiative leaves students ‘buzzing’ about literacy

Students at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech had their usual school day paused

Students at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech had their usual school day paused so they could have the chance to catch-up on some reading. - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy

A school paused its usual timetable to allow students to have the chance to catch-up on some reading. 

A recent Take 10 initiative saw all things literacy be at the forefront of learning at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech – with everything from competitions to free books. 

Organised by the Literacy Trust, the event was designed to encourage reading as an integral part of daily life and to help students learn to enjoy taking time away from screens and other distractions. 

Organised by the Literacy Trust, the event was designed to encourage reading as an integral part of daily life

Organised by the Literacy Trust, the event at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech was designed to encourage reading as an integral part of daily life. - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy

Year seven students were able to choose a free book from a total of 17 titles for this year’s BookBuzz event. 

Year seven students at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech were able to choose a free book from a total of 17 titles for this year’s BookBuzz event. - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy

A recent Take 10 initiative saw all things literacy be at the forefront of learning at Thomas Clarkson Academy

A recent Take 10 initiative saw all things literacy be at the forefront of learning at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech. - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy

Year seven students were able to choose a free book from a total of 17 titles for this year’s BookBuzz event. 

“Literacy is central to everything our students do and we want to ensure they have every opportunity to enjoy reading and boost their own book collection,” said librarian Leanne Robinson. 

More than 250 books will be gifted to the year group as a result of the initiative which is aimed at students aged 11 to 13. 

Organised by the Literacy Trust, the event was designed to encourage reading as an integral part of daily life

Organised by the Literacy Trust, the event at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech was designed to encourage reading as an integral part of daily life. - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy

A recent Take 10 initiative saw all things literacy be at the forefront of learning at Thomas Clarkson Academy

A recent Take 10 initiative saw all things literacy be at the forefront of learning at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech - Credit: Thomas Clarkson Academy


Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter