The Library & Reading Routes
We believe that reading is central to the development of our students and have implemented ‘Lowry Academy Reading Routes’ for our students to encourage as many students as possible to read for pleasure. A key aim of our ‘Reading Routes’ is to foster a love of reading for leisure and pleasure whilst widening the cultural experiences of our students and ultimately broadening their learning beyond the core curriculum and opening their minds to a different world.
Students will embrace the programme as they immerse themselves into a variety of different books that they previously might not have envisioned themselves reading. Whilst helping to improve their confidence and self-esteem through developing their reading skills. Reading Routes will also strengthen the school community through a shared reading experience that promotes our school values.
We want to expose our students to a range of literary genres and experiences including:
Not only do our book choices encourage students to engage with genres they might not usually find themselves reading, but they will also be exposed to unfamiliar topics to broaden their understanding of the world around them. It is important that our books choices, in the form of both fiction and non-fiction books, reflect the range and interest of our students.
In addition to reading by genre our students can choose a route of books selected by our faculty leaders, books links to each of our school values or books inspired and written by the authors on our form time reading programme.
Our reading routes are intrinsically linked to our school rewards and merit system. Each student who reads will receive a reading rout pass that we will update for each book they read. Students will complete a book review when they return their book to recommend and promote this with their peers.
At The Lowry Academy we want our students to develop a genuine love of reading. We encourage our students to access as many of our designated reading routes as possible throughout the academic year.