City of Norwich School

Festival of Reading

CNS is delighted to announce its ‘Festival of Reading’ which starts on Monday 26th February until Friday 2nd of March. Throughout the week there will be a series of events and activities celebrating the learning and enjoyment we experience through reading a range of fiction and non-fiction.

 Students will be able to participate in book swap shops, literary quizzes and creative writing competitions, as well as our Literary Character event, Friday 2nd of March in the Drama Department.  At lunchtime, students can enter by presenting a short speech or an act demonstrating their literary character. Students may bring in costumes to change into or props to dramatically enhance their speech or performance. Prizes of book tokens and chocolate can be won at each event.

Across the curriculum, all subject areas will be focusing on reading extracts or texts to develop our students’ cultural literacy. Students will be concentrating on learning and applying the academic language of each subject area through reading and interrogating various styles of texts.

Jean Tilllyard

Assistant Headteacher