Two Weston schools are ensuring students will hear an adult read to them at least three times a week – just weeks after the new Children’s Laureate called for a schools reading revolution.
More than 2500 students from Worle Community School Academy and Priory Community School Academy are benefiting from the ambitious Reading For All plan to dramatically boost the reading and literacy of students.
The schools also have some £30,000 of new books purchased to help them put libraries and reading at the centre of all they do.
And the scheme will include every teaching, including the Principals, and means every student will have access to the biggest, best variety of books and literature.
The exciting The Priory Learning Trust plans come on the back of the appointment of the new Children’s Laureate, author Cressida Cowell, who wants to campaign for more reading across the nation.
Principal Jacqui Scott of WCSA said: “This really is a reading revolution. We have thousands of pounds of the best books and every morning the students will get read to by a teacher.”
Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “Reading is absolutely vital for every part of life and this Reading For All scheme will result in students who love reading and who are grounded across all aspects of literature.”