Drop Everything and Read

The idea is that at a set time every day for a week everyone stops what he or she is doing and reads for fifteen minutes. It is a shared experience and gets people talking about books and reading while conveying a strong message that the school believes in reading.

Students read, principals read, teachers in the staffroom read, phones are taken off the hook and secretaries read, the caretaker reads and visitors to the school are offered books or magazines to look through. This initiative can be used to organise boxes of books, magazines and newspapers for each class, the staffroom and office. Please consult your copy of Time to Read, a JCSP publication for suggested reading materials.

As with all initiatives schools are required to evalaute the activities undertaken in the running of the initiative and are also invited to upload any relevant photographs.