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Year of Reading Festival will encourage budding bookworms

Posted: 2nd July 2015

Year of Reading Festival will encourage budding bookworms

Tettenhall College pupils will start an exciting new chapter in their academic journey when they take part in an innovative Year of Reading festival to promote a love of books

Author visits, workshops, awards, quizzes and a new book club are just some of the many exciting events and activities planned. There also will be a new ‘Starbooks Café’ in the Prep School, a monthly café environment created for pupils to meet and talk about books with a drink and a cookie.

The Year of Reading was officially launched on World Book Day (March 5) and ends on World Book Day in 2016.

The fun kicks off with a visit from Tom Palmer, author of football and rugby-related stories.

Head Librarian Debbie Liddle said: “World Book Day is a great time to launch our Year of Reading. The aim is to foster a love of literature from an early age and inspire the pupils.”

The School places a strong emphasis on promoting a love of books and children read every day as part of their daily lessons. The Year of Reading will complement existing schemes and activities including story times, book reviews and book fairs. A ‘Reading around the World’ scheme allows pupils to earn rewards when gaining reading miles – for every 15 minutes of reading they travel 500 miles on their ‘passport’. For each country visited on their passport they earn commendations and on completing the journey around the world they receive a certificate, a book and a magnet.

All pupils benefit from an on-site library with thousands of books, journals and newspapers. There are regular displays related to new authors or specific themes which showcase the different types of books available in the library. Monthly competitions linked to current themes also help to engage the children.

Pictured are Year 5 pupils Ti Nahal and Dylan Sohal.

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