Reading for pleasure

Twenty schools were given special awards as part of a programme to get more children in Liverpool reading for pleasure. In partnership with the National Literacy Trust, the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark has been developed to focus on promoting reading for enjoyment. Pupils from primary and secondary schools across the city who have gained the award attended a special celebration event in Liverpool Central Library. The successful schools included Whitefield Primary in Everton, which recently also scooped a national award from the Institute of Education’s Reading Recovery Programme. It was named the winner in the ‘developing practice to enable all children to read with enjoyment’ category. Councillor Jane Corbett, cabinet member for education, said: “I am delighted that our schools have embraced the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark. We have made tremendous progress over the last few years improving standards of literacy in schools, but we know we can do more.”
A second group of 30 further schools have joined the project and will be accredited at a later date.

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