Milestone Academy’s Reading Brunch



On Friday 1st February, Milestone Academy held a reading brunch for all students throughout the school. 15 students and their parents and carers were welcomed into the school library to spend a morning sharing books, sensory stories and refreshments.  Despite the change to routine and the unfamiliar faces in the room, the students coped really well and were able to enjoy the morning with their parents and carers.


Tim, Milestone’s PECS implementer and therapy team assistant, led the sensory story ‘My Many Coloured Days’ by Dr Seuss.  Students and their parents and carers were able to take part and immerse themselves within a sensory story journey. Tim ran the sensory story twice as it was so popular!


The Therapy Team and the English Lead Teacher started Milestone’s Reading Brunch last academic year, which proved to be very popular with families throughout the school.  During the last academic year, the reading brunches were located in the drama studio which is a much bigger space. However, based on parent/ carer feedback, the reading brunches will now take place within ‘ The Atrium,’ the school’s central library.  This term’s reading brunch was very calm and cosy, with students enjoying the space, resources and snacks for up to an hour!


Milestone’s Reading Brunch is a fantastic opportunity for parents and carers to enjoy sharing an informal learning session with their child.  There is also time for parents and carers to chat with members of The Therapy Team and members of senior leadership. Please check the school calendar and website for future events.

As always, we really welcome your feedback on the events that we hold.  Please look out for feedback forms in your child’s contact book.                         


Many thanks for your continued support,


Liz Skilton and Ellie Orbell


Therapy Team Leader and English Lead