Read for my School
I've just launched Read for My School - the exciting new national schools reading competition from The Pearson Foundation and Booktrust, with support from the Department for Education (visit www.readformyschool.co.uk)
Take a look at my Read for my School opening speech HERE.
Read for My School is:
• free for all primary schools in England
• open to children in years 5 and 6
• running in 2013 from 21 January to 22 March
Reading for pleasure is at the heart of the initiative, which aims to generate excitement about books and cultivate long-lasting positive attitudes towards reading.
Children who attend participating schools will be encouraged to:
• read as much as they can
• explore a variety of genres and formats
• make their own choices as readers
• recommend titles to friends
The competitive element of the programme is designed to:
• be fun and motivate children of all abilities, with a variety of interests
• give children the opportunity to read their way to rewards for themselves and their schools
All registered schools will be entered into a prize draw to receive a donation of fantastic books taken from a pot of 100,000 books provided by Pearson.
For more information, and to register, visit the website - www.readformyschool.co.uk