AVS 50

AVS 50 is a whole school reading initiative which challenges students to read fifty books during their five years at The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College.

We feel very strongly about providing regular opportunities for reading and actively encourage our students to read. A student’s journey with AVS 50 will last for five academic years; however, the benefits will last a lifetime.

How it works

Students choose, and read, one book at a time from our recommended reading list which consists of almost one thousand carefully selected titles. The list has been categorised into ten genres and features a wide range of authors and award winning fiction which will help ensure the best possible reading experience.

Bespoke AVS 50 spine labels have been placed on each book to aid clarity, recognition and choice.

As a student progresses through the challenge their participation will be rewarded.


Book of the Month

The Knife of Never letting Go

by Patrick Ness

Chaos Walking  

February marked the 10-year anniversary of the publication of ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’, the first book in Patrick Ness's iconic, award-winning ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy.

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in a constant, overwhelming Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets. Then Todd Hewitt unexpectedly stumbles on a spot of complete silence. Which is impossible. And now he’s going to have to run…………

This is a challenging, action-packed, futuristic trilogy for Young Adults. Soon to be made into a film.

If you enjoyed reading this trilogy read the other books available in the school library written by Patrick Ness, including the best selling ‘A Monster Calls’