Schools recognised for
SCHOOLS that are leading the way on
reading are being celebrated at a special event at Liverpool Central
Library. A total of 20 primary, secondary and special schools in the City will gather in the Discovery room to be awarded the Liverpool Reading
Quality Mark and celebrate excelling at promoting reading for pleasure.
This award is the 1st of its type in the North West, innovated by School
Improvement Liverpool Ltd, an organisation that works with schools to help
them improve. The Liverpool Reading Quality Mark has been developed in
partnership with The National Literacy Trust and is supported by the
Liverpool Learning Partnership, which represents all education sectors and
all learners in Liverpool.
Councillor Lana Orr, Mayoral Lead for Primary education, said:- "The
Reading Quality Mark is giving so many Liverpool children an opportunity to
read for pleasure and the work of schools their staff and students is
rightly recognised and celebrated. The work being done to raise the
profile of reading will create a new generation of readers and ensure our
young people fulfil their true potential."
It is the 3rd group of schools in Liverpool to receive the prestigious award
and now a total of 63 schools have the accolade, with a 4th group to be
accredited later this academic year.
The award is highly valued by Liverpool schools and its impact is spreading,
with several schools in neighbouring Knowsley also working towards
accreditation this term.
Sue Killen, Senior School Improvement Officer, said:- "Research shows
that children and young people who develop positive attitudes to reading and
read for enjoyment are more likely to develop better literacy skills and
improved life opportunities and our schools continually find innovative and
creative ways to promote this.
For many schools, something that has really made the difference to
children's enjoyment of reading is the development of their indoor and
outdoor reading areas. Transforming them into magical places, themed to be
witches' caves, pirate ships or jungle hideaways and ensuring that they are
stocked with the most exciting books means that children want to be there
and discover all that they can."
The 20 schools are:-
► Primary:- Dovecot Primary; Gwladys Street Primary; Holy Name Catholic
Primary; Holy Trinity Catholic Primary; Kingsley Primary; Northcote Primary;
St Anne's (Stanley) CE Primary; St Cleopas CE Primary; St Teresa of Lisieux
Catholic Primary; St Mary's CE Primary; St Frances de Sales Catholic
Primary; Our Lady and St Philomena's Catholic Primary; Ranworth Square
Primary; Wellesbourne Primary and St Nicholas Catholic Primary.
► Secondary:- Enterprise South Liverpool Academy
and St Margaret's CE
► Special:- Ernest Cookson; Sandfield Park
and Woolton High.