Reading with Woodlea Primary School - Schools Together
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Reading with Woodlea Primary School

Sixth Form students from Woldingham School visit Woodlea Primary School on a weekly basis during term time to listen to primary students read (aged from 5 to 11 years).

Aims

To collaborate with the primary school and assist in helping their students to improve their reading skills.

Background

The project was introduced by the Deputy Head in 2013 and is continued today by Woldingham School's Chaplain.  This outreach project fosters a partnership with the local community and helps primary students to improve their reading.  The students from Woldingham benefit from working with a different age group.

Resources

Woldingham School provides the transport and members of teaching and non-teaching staff, and parents volunteer to take the students to Woodlea Primary School.

Impact

Woodlea Primarys School's students improve their reading skills and Woldingham's students benefit from working with the local community using their skillset to help motivate and inspire the younger pupils to have confidence in their own ability.

Pupil Involvement

Woodlea Primary School is a mixed local authority school with approximately 200 students. The Sixth Form students are from 16-18 years of age and are female.

Frequency

This programme is an ongoing weekly event during term time in the Autum and Spring terms.