Drop Everything And Read

At Mulgrave, we want to instill a deep and long lasting passion for reading in our pupils.  We want to immerse them in stories and take real pleasure in the characters and exciting plots they can encounter when they pick up a book. As a result, we are going to be embarking on a new initiative that will consist of the whole school stopping what they are doing, pick up any book and to read for pleasure, for up to 30 minutes. This may not be in the classroom, but can be in the hall, in the corridors, studio, even the office staff will be taking part to promote DEaR.

DEaR is classroom time set aside for teachers and students to Drop Everything and Read. The goal of DEaR is to encourage independent silent reading for extended periods of time on a daily or weekly basis. Students choose the book they wish to read based on interest and ability.