When did you last see kids talking about a book? When did you last see kids talking about a book?

Book Clubs in Schools (BCiS) mission is to prepare young people with the skills they need to improve their life opportunities.

BCiS is a charity delivering face-to-face, cross-age peer mentoring book clubs in secondary and primary schools, focusing on the most disadvantaged. The clubs develop a love of reading, social and communication skills and offers a volunteering experience for the older pupils.

In the book clubs, young people:

  • read a book for fun
  • discuss topics that relate to them
  • mix with others from different backgrounds, abilities and age groups
  • communicate face-to-face
  • learn to respect different opinions
  • think creatively

Watch a book club in action

The year 10s are developing resilience and perseverance.

They have coped well with the responsibility of being prepared for book club and setting a good example to the younger students.

Amy Smith, Librarian

The habits of informed criticism and respectful debate are practised during book club, these are cross curricular life skills. I have observed the accelerated progress in the work of the pupils who participated in English.

Dom Jones, English teacher

The format gets children to reflect on a text, to consider the views of other group members and to develop more objective and analytical thinking in a fun and engaging way.

Michael Bradley, Headteacher
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We are saving our Instagram Lives on our blog page. Visit it to see and hear from Lisa Thompson (author of The Goldfish Boy, and Owen and the Soldier both of which are on our book club list) and Amanda Li, author of the Blue Peter award-winning Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories.

The writers talk about their inspiration, the writing process and more... bookclubsinschools.org/book-clubs-in-schools-takes-to-instagram/
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