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Sharing a love of reading

Fri, Feb 25th, 2022
Worth School

At Worth we try to encourage a love for reading and one way of doing that is pupils recommending books for their peers to read.

The Library asks pupils to nominate books they have enjoyed and each month one nomination is chosen as our Book of the Month. This month’s nominated book is ‘The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time’ by Mark Haddon, chosen by Year 7 pupil Leah Whybrow.

The book tells the story of Christopher, who is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on a neighbour’s lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. As in all good detective stories, however, the more he unearths, the deeper the mystery gets – for both Christopher and the rest of his family. Leah wrote: “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time is a funny yet sad book explaining the murder of a dog. There are plot twists, funny moments and drama.”

Congratulations to Leah for her nomination.

A new School Library will be part of the Spencer Building which is opening soon at Worth. This fabulous £6.25million facility will also incorporate an auditorium for all pupils, and the Sixth Form Centre will provide seminar rooms, study and social spaces for our pupils to come together socially and intellectually in a stimulating, pre-university experience.