The weekly Gen Z hour at Queensbridge is a time for pupils to explore a unified curriculum of PSHE and reading. These two essential parts of school are symbiotic and students read novels that are linked to the PSHE programme of study. The novels allow pupils to connect, with empathy, to characters who embody the content that they are covering; the PSHE element results in novels that are engaging and challenging to all pupils. Pupils will learn, through these relevant texts, about health and wellbeing, relationships and the wider world. The value of books for young people is in both its academic and emotional learning opportunities and Gen Z is purposeful, engaging and empowering for our pupils.