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

Gabriel's Clock

by Hilton Pashley


Gabriels clock

Jonathan discovers that he is half-angel and half-demon and must find a mysterious clock in order to save his friends and family from demons.

A fast-paced, action-packed, fantasy adventure.

Characters in this book include demons, angels, werewolves, gargoyles and talking cats!

This is the first book in a series of three.

If you have enjoyed reading this book, try
‘Sammael's Wings’, the second book in the series.

..…both books available from the School Library.

Coming soon ………… the third and final book in the series, ‘Michael's Spear’ …… Jonathan has never faced a more lethal enemy!