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Read stories from schools about how they planned, managed and evaluated summer reading initiatives.


Ahipara School

Summer reading at Ahipara School Ahipara School, a rural Northland school, increased summer reading by using a whole-school approach that included a photo competition, displays and visits to the public library.

Manchester St School

Sailing into summer reading at Manchester Street School Manchester Street School, a decile 6 co-educational school in Feilding, ran an initiative for a targeted group of students, who received summer reading packs with self-selected books and information for parents.

Corinna School

Corinna School — a summer reading story Corinna School, a decile 1 school, ran a summer reading initiative led by the principal and used evidence to target students who would benefit most.

Mahurangi College

Taking a 'book break' at Mahurangi College Mahurangi College is a co-educational high school in Warkworth. The librarians involved the whole school and families and had particular success with branding the summer reading initiative.