YOUNGSTERS at a Moorlands primary school have been enjoying a brand new reading book collection and reading area to continue to develop their enjoyment of books. Bishop Rawle Primary School in Cheadle have bought new reading books which are aimed at providing children with a wide range of texts to support the development of reading skills and highlight the happiness a book can bring. The school has also redesigned its reading area where the books are stored with artwork which features trees and magical flying books to continue to boost the development of children’s imagination through stories.
Speaking of the new books, eight-year-old Riley Bould, said: “I am really excited about all of the lovely new books we have in school, I can’t wait to read them and I think that they will help me to improve my reading.”
Bella Jones, aged nine, added: “The new books look really nice, I love all the bright illustrations.
“I like the fact there is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry, to make sure I am reading a variety of different texts.”
School Literacy Co-ordinator, Charlotte Bould, said: “We have invested in the new scheme as we want all children to be enthused about, and engaged with, books.
“Parental support has been brilliant and we even staged a workshop and added information to the website to allow parents and carers to see how exciting these books are and the ways in which we can use them.
“We love seeing pupils reading, be this in school, at home, or in unusual places.
“We took part in a challenge across our trust, The Moorlands Primary Federation, which gave children the chance to show unusual places where they may read.
“There were some really creative entries from ourselves and our sister schools.”
School Leader, Averil Kirk, said: “We are so proud to see the library here at our lovely school being used so much by the children at lunchtime and a home-reading competition is to be launched whereby children will be rewarded as a class for the most reading done at home.”
The Moorlands Primary Federation Trust Literacy Leader, Lindsay Keeling, added: “Within our family of schools, we are always looking to offer exciting opportunities for the children to become avid readers.
“We know that reading unlocks so much imagination, information and joy and we want to provide the children here at Bishop Rawle, and also at Dilhorne Endowed Primary, Great Wood Primary, St Werburgh’s Primary and The Valley Primary with the chance to immerse themselves into interesting and exciting books.”
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