Saint Paul’s Catholic High School, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, has teamed up with The Book Trust’s Bookbuzz programme, which is designed to encourage a joy of reading and a love of books.
A multitude of books from The Book Trust’s Bookbuzz project have been delivered to school, with each Year 7 student receiving a free book to take home and keep.
“At Saint Paul’s we recognise the importance of instilling a love of reading in every student,” explained Mrs Irena Savova, librarian at Saint Paul’s. “We like to remind students and staff of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives.”
She added: “We want people to make reading a regular part of their routine, whether they’re reading solo or together with their classmates, parents, or friends.
“We want to help students to develop a life-long love of reading. It is very important to instil in young people a need and desire to read.”
“We are enjoying promoting reading across the school and seeing the benefits and pleasures of this,” explained Alex Hren, headteacher at Saint Paul’s.
“We know that students who read gain a greater understanding of the world in which they live, they learn to appreciate how writers use language for effect and they extend their repertoire of vocabulary. The more students read, and the more challenging their reading is, the more successful they will become in all subject areas and ultimately in life.”
The school wishes to thank The Book Trust for their support.
Picture: A Saint Paul’s student shows off her free book, courtesy of The Book Trust.