Forming a new habit and creating a lifestyle of reading at Birkirkara Primary

Research in psychology shows that it takes 21 days for a human being to form a new habit and 90 days to create a lifestyle, so starting from Monday 22nd February 2021, Birkirkara Primary School students are going to spend 10 to 15 minutes of independent reading every day from Monday to Friday, Kinder 1 up to Y6.

Everyone is invited to bring a favourite book from home and keep it in their school bag to read during the DEAR time.

Pupils are encouraged to read in both English and Maltese. Pupils who can speak in another language are invited to bring a book in that language as well. Yes, we celebrate all languages in school.

This is a technology-free time! We’re doing our utmost to limit screen time for our pupils as we are aware that they are spending more than enough time in front of a screen. We invite parents and guardians to continue this practice at home, as well.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” – Mark Twain