Views and observations from St Joseph's College bloggers, including staff, students and the occasional special guest.
Pupils at St Joseph’s College Prep School have a love of reading. Naturally, some are more enthusiastic than others, but we are committed to developing our children’s reading abilities from the moment they start with us to the moment they leave us, using various methods and innovative ideas to keep our young children engaged and to stretch them academically.
Antifragility is a property of systems that increase in their capability to thrive as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures. It is a concept developed by Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2013 book, Antifragile.
So, as we busy ourselves planning events to celebrate World Book Day this week, it seems fitting to take a moment to marvel at the power of the written word. Reading at its most basic level enables us to function in the world as human beings. How can we know which way to turn (literally) if we can’t read the road signs?