Reading and Credence High School “Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.” “Reading makes a full man,” said English philosopher Sir Francis Bacon and no truer words were said than these. Reading nourishes the intellect and nurtures the imagination. There is nothing more relaxing and soothing than sitting in the corner of a room with a book in your hands. Without travelling, without even moving an inch, the reader is transported to a new world and is exposed to a new culture and new ideas. Reading is a gift that not all inherit and therefore the Government of UAE’s initiative, to declare 2016 as the Year of Reading is a great idea. This initiative should open the hitherto closed door for many and make them aware of the extensive powers that reading has. Parents and teachers will have a major role to play and they will have to come up with enterprising ways to encourage and entice children towards reading. Credence High School has stepped forward in pursuit of excellence with the DEAR program. Drop Everything And Read is going to be an agenda of the school which will be followed twice every month. Please write on this blog dear students,parents and teachers. Ever finished reading an interesting book and wished you could discuss it with someone? Or read a great book that you’re dying to recommend to everyone? Book blogging is a fun way to connect with book lovers all over the world. So start writing!!