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ROAD 8: Home

Reading Opens All Doors

The Journey

What is ROAD?

Welcome to ROAD!

ROAD is an acronym for 'Reading Opens All Doors'. It is a Reading Programme that has been designed and created at Hale School to encourage the enjoyment of reading through Middle School to the Senior School and life after school.

You will be part of a continuum of reading development that focuses on strengthening reading concentration spans and enriching reading experiences, through sharing insights into a variety of genres, authors and literary narratives. You will have access to resources in a wide range of genres and formats and be able to set goal and  record and evaluate your achievements.

Your reading journey begins now!

Make the most of this opportunity to explore the breadth and wonder of discovering vibrant cultures, inspirational people, unusual characters, historical events, modern challenges and literary award winners

Best Reads

Great Reads for Young Adults

You’re in the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.

Dymocks Books Best Reads

Guys Read

Welcome to the Guys Read Virtual Vault of Good Books. This is the place to come if you’re looking for something to get a guy reading. We’ve collected recommendations from teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, parents, and guys themselves.  These are the books that guys have said they like.  We’ve gathered and grouped them to make them easier to find.  So check out the categories below or type something—a title, an author, or a subject you’re interested in—over there on the left.

Cambridge Library e-membership

Reading Rants: Out Of The Ordinary Teen Book Lists

This website is fantastic for finding the right book to read when you're stuck for ideas.