20 May 2019

Priory’s Head of English, Mrs Gidden, has been really impressed with many of our multi-talented pupils lately and wanted to highlight their love of reading while excelling at other pursuits.

This week we interviewed Year 7 pupil, Daniel.

Daniel admitted he could only speak a few English words around six years ago – and now he is a prolific reader.

Daniel came to Preston from Poland and said: “I could only say basic words like hello although I could understand bits of the language.”

Now he is one of Mrs Gidden’s ‘Cool Readers’ as he uses every minute in school to pick up a book.

“I have enjoyed the 11 book series called ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’ by Derek Landy and there is a 12th book coming out soon.

“They are science fiction with magic which I like.

“At the moment I am reading ‘The Higher Institute of Villainous Education’ by Mark Walden about a school which prepares specially selected children to become super villains. It’s good so far.

“When we came to England around six years ago, I had to learn the language and I did have special English classes.

“I still don’t understand everything but, if I don’t, I just read it again and again until it becomes clear.

“I spent a large part of my time reading but I also play computer games like Minecraft and go outside with my friends.”