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TICK Value of the Week

This week we are still considering the power of knowledge as this week was World Book Day, and books hold all sorts of incredible knowledge. During tutor time on Thursday, our students talked about the power of books and the benefits of reading.


Here is some knowledge about reading we have shared with students this year:

  • Reading is good for your metal health. Participation in shared reading groups is linked to enhanced relaxation, calmness, concentration, quality of life, confidence and self-esteem.

  • Non-readers are 28% more likely to report feelings of depression. Reading can even relax your body by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles.

  • A study at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%.

  • Reading is also associated with better sleeping patterns (which helps your brain health).

  • Reading increases your vocabulary which in turn makes you a better writer and speaker.

  • Reading helps develop your comprehension and critical thinking skills – which are important for all roles you might pursue in the future.

  • As you  become more self-assured due to reading success, you build intrinsic motivation to tackle larger challenges in and out of school.

  • Consistent reading encourages you to live life with curiosity, seeking knowledge in and out of the classroom. Once you feel motivated, you are more likely to stay motivated, creating a positive trajectory of success.

  • Those who read regularly are 20% more likely to report greater life satisfaction.

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