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Issue:- 27 March 2015

Schools book in for reading prize

MORE than 20 schools across Liverpool have received an award for their work in getting young people to read for pleasure.

The Liverpool Reading Quality Mark (LRQM) was launched in 2014, in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and encourages schools to adopt innovative and creative practices to promote reading for pleasure. It also forms part of the City of Readers campaign which aims to make sure every child leaves primary school able to read.

A total of 23 primary and secondary schools have now receive the LRQM as they have fulfilled the following accreditation criteria:-

Leadership and management
Workforce development
Reading promotion
Reading events and groups
School-wide opportunities for reading pleasure
Involving family, communities and the library service

Pupils and staff from the schools have taken part in a special celebration event that was held on Friday, 27 March 2015, at Liverpool's Central Library where Councillor Lana Orr, Mayoral Lead for Reading, present their plaques. Councillor Orr said:- "I'm delighted that we are in the position to present a large number of schools with this prestigious award.  Research by the Institute of Education found that children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better in school than their peers by developing stronger literacy skills and generally improving their life opportunities. These schools have grasped this concept with both hands, exhibiting excellent practice when it comes to encouraging youngsters to get in to the reading habit. It's encouraging to see our schools continuing to embrace this initiative, and as a result, we're sure to see improving standards of literacy across the City."

The schools receiving the award are:-


Rice Lane Infants, Blackmoor Park Juniors, Dovedale Junior, Rice Lane Junior, St Cecilia's Catholic Junior School, St Oswald's Catholic Juniors, Barlows Primary, Belle Vale Primary, Blessed Sacrament Primary, Emmaus Primary, Holy Cross Primary, Kirkdale St Lawrence CE Primary, Mosspits Lane Primary, Northway Primary, Our Lady Immaculate Primary, Rudston Primary, St Anthony of Padua Primary, St Finbar's Primary, St Gregory's Primary, Our Lady of the Assumption, Archbishop Blanch CE High School, Broughton Hall High School and West Derby Academy.

Did you know that this is the 2nd successful cohort of schools to have achieved the Reading Quality Mark? Last year 20 schools achieved the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark, the 1st award of this type in the North West.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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