Drop Everything and Read: A List of Texts

20 January 2023

Our Drop Everything and Read event took place last week – when all students and staff stopped what they were doing to read, or be read to, for 25 minutes.

The aim of Drop Everything and Read is to help promote reading for pleasure across the school. Therefore, last week, each department selected a subject-related text for their Friday afternoon class to read. You can find a list of these texts below (with links included).

Thank you to our English department for organising Drop Everything and Read!

Subject-Related Texts for Drop Everything and Read

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Creative Arts
Drama/Dance/Media – Greek myths and legends
Textiles – Extracts from Chanel
Art – Articles around famous artists and work
ARB Music
– How to Build an Orchestra by Mary Auld
– Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (also available in the Library and on SORA)
– Pompeii by Robert Harris
– Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

– Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? And 130 Science Questions Answered

– You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be by Marcus Rashford
– Women in Sport – Female Athletes on How to Reach New Heights

– I Taught Them to Cook by Jenny Ridgwell
– The Stormin’ Normans (Horrible Histories)
– The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
– The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
An extract about the probability of your future partner being in the background of a childhood photo, from Humble Pi: A Comedy of Math Errors by Matt Parker
An extract about a tribe in the Amazon rainforest that doesn’t use any numbers or means of counting beyond five, from Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos
– History of Apple: The Story of Steve Jobs and the Company he Founded – Macworld 
– 127 Hours by Aron Ralston
– Think Like a Freak by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
The Man with the Yellow Face
Click Clack the Rattle Bag by Neil Gaiman