£1,000 boosts reading for pleasure
CHILDREN at Summerhill Academy have received a boost to their reading adventures in the form of £1000 of books from children’s literacy charity Read for Good.
Vice Principal Rachel Scammell applied for the national charity’s new Brilliant Box of Books scheme containing some 150 titles aimed at children in Years 5 to 8.
Summerhill was chosen as one of of 30 schools chosen to pilot the scheme, aimed at boosting reading for pleasure.
Read for Good's chief executive Justine Daniels said: “Our charity's mission is to support children to love reading. Children who read for fun are more likely to flourish academically, emotionally and career-wise in today's information-rich world. We worry that without ready access to the books and stories that will set imaginations alight, then this generation will miss out on so much.”
Mrs Scammell said: “We want our children to find books nestled on our library’s shelves that will become lifelong favourites. Books can show children other worlds and possibilities, encouraging them to dream big.”