At Hugh Boyd we firmly believe that reading is key to success in school and, more importantly, throughout life. We also believe that a love of reading is the most important factor in building reading skills. To encourage this we dedicate 25 minutes each day to silent reading. From 9:40 to 10:05 students and teachers read whatever interests them. You can encourage your students by talking with them about what they're reading, buying them books (or magazines) or borrowing books from the library and, most importantly, modelling the importance of reading by reading for pleasure at home.