Word millionaire books her place in school records

Holy Cross worl millionaire  Ada Woods with Ryan McManus, Joe Locke, Dominic Barker, Ellie Stanley, Kiziah Brophy and Eleanor Pape

Holy Cross worl millionaire Ada Woods with Ryan McManus, Joe Locke, Dominic Barker, Ellie Stanley, Kiziah Brophy and Eleanor Pape

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Schoolgirl Ada Woods really is one in a million - four times over.

For that’s how many words the eager reader has worked her way through over the past few months.

They also love the new library. As well as a teaching space and the ICT Suite

The year seven pupil at Chorley’s Holy Cross Catholic High School has read her way through a staggering 54 books since November.

She was the first “word millionaire” in the school’s t accelerated reading’ programme which is a key part of the new library development

“I just enjoy reading,” said Ada. “It’s not a hardship.”

The £70,000 library features an ICT suite with Accelerated Reader software. Students are encouraged to read and then take a quiz on the books - which they have to pass.

Library manager Lisa Rushton said: “Ada was awarded a certificate and book token for her million words although now she is up to four million words which shows her dedication.”

Six other pupils have joined Ada as word millionaires and two of them, Ellie Stanley and Ryan McManus are more Year Seven millionaires while Keziah Brophy and Dominic Barker are more Year Seven millionaires while Joe Locke and Eleanor Pape are in Year Eight and they will all receive certificates and book tokens.

Eleanor said: “I like fantasy and adventure books.

Linda added: “The Accelerated Reading programme helps to improve the reading ages of the students and they have really embraced it.

“They also love the new library. As well as a teaching space and the ICT Suite, we have an improved modern foreign languages section, with both fiction and non-fiction and Harry Potter is available in French, German and Spanish so it certainly tests the students.”