• LRGS Win the Renaissance Award for the Accelerated Reader scheme

Top Performing Secondary School in England for the Accelerated Reader Scheme

Lancaster Royal Grammar School received the top prize at the Renaissance Awards for the Accelerated Reader scheme last week.

Our school Librarian, Mrs Denwood, and Head of English, Miss Mitchell, accepted the award on behalf of all the LRGS pupils and staff involved in the scheme.

Boys in Year 7 and 8 participate in the Accelerated Reader programme which aims to encourage reading by building up points through taking part in a comprehension quiz after they have finished a book. Books are categorised into difficulty levels; the higher the reading age the more points it is worth. Accelerated Reader also gives teachers the information they need to monitor students’ reading practice and make informed decisions to guide their future learning. A comprehensive set of reports reveals how much a student has been reading, at what level of complexity, and how well they have understood what they have read. Vocabulary growth and literacy skills are also measured, giving teachers insight into how well students have responded to reading schemes and class instruction.

It has been a great success at LRGS and Year 8 pupils and Library Prefects made a video to celebrate. We have posted the video on our Facebook page.

The Renaissance Awards recognise schools that have implemented best practices for Renaissance Accelerated Reader and took place at the National Theatre in London on Friday 20 October 2017.