Willy Wonka and the DEAR Launch!

James Moores / Categories: News, General

Willy Wonka and the DEAR Launch!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new DEAR books this half-term! Each book has been carefully selected to support students not only in their reading ability and comprehension, but to gain a better understanding of the world around them and to explore social issues, such as race, alongside what it is to be human.  

The books are as follows: 

Year 7 – ‘The Graveyard Book’ by Neil Gaiman 

Year 8 – ‘The Lie Tree’ by Frances Hardinge 

Year 9 – ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ by Marcus Haddon 

Year 10 – ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas 

As students enter Year 9/10, the books they read may have some adult content - including explicit language – but this will be approached with sensitivity and maturity.  

To celebrate the launch of our new DEAR books, students took part in a LIVE competition on Friday during DEAR time to find a ‘Golden Ticket’ to win a prize from the Academy’s very own Willy Wonka-style team! Students were incredibly excited to open their new books; we hope they will enjoy reading them just as much as the staff do! 

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