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See how Whitley Bay High School in Tyneside embraces the use of comics and graphic novels to encourage reading and boost pupil engagement with English.
The positive impact of comics as an educational resource is promoted in the school during a visit from visual literacy expert, Dr Mel Gibson.
Library manager Gareth Ellis works with Mel to increase the school's stock of comics, and bring reluctant readers into the library.
Mel leads a workshop with Year 9 pupils to increase their awareness of the wide range of comics on offer for boys and girls of all ages. He also runs a training session with English teachers Lynne Smith and Faye Robinson.
One month later, we return to the school to assess whether comics have boosted reading in general, and see if they've proved to have real educational value in the classroom.
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