Students Take the Lead with ‘Reading Buddy’

At we are always on the lookout to share examples of students leading in practical ways.

We recently heard about the ‘Reading Buddy’ at St Augustine’s College in Sydney.

The successful program involves senior students reading to Years 5 and 6 students on a one-on-one basis. The Seniors are well-equipped to impart reading tips following the completion of a Reading Immersion Program with the Learning Support and Enrichment Coordinator.

The school recently published online that “the importance of reading to boys and hearing them read every day can never be underestimated. The program is one of the College’s many initiatives to enhance literacy skills and boys’ interest in reading.”

When we heard about this program we were keen to share it here. Leadership opportunities don’t have to be complex. What could students do at your school?