Busy week, delivering my first course.
Read for Pleasure the How as well as the why – that was the tag line. Helen, a literacy consultant, brought together the latest research studies into reading for pleasure. Giving an overview of how important it is and showing indications as to why this will be the next important area in curriculum focus.
My role was to firstly give an overview of our school library, at Sacred Heart, and how it has grown year and year; being central to the role of promoting reading for pleasure. After lunch I covered the activities which have been central to the success. This included the competitions, the book groups, library lunches, displays and generally the whole culture of book promotion throughout the school.
Although some people in the audience didn’t have the luxury of a dedicated school library space, they could see how the ideas could be adapted to suit their class.
Hopefully, the promotion of reading for pleasure will be a major consideration for the candidates who attended the course.