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Reading For Pleasure In Schools: The Reader Organisation’s Day Conference 2012

Written by The Reader, 9th November 2012

The Reader Organisation’s Reading for Pleasure Conference 2012 (FREE)

Thursday 6th December, 9am-4pm at Liverpool Hope University


Frank Cottrell Boyce

Author and screenwriter, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2012

Gill Evans and Deirdre McDermott

Fiction Editor and Picture Books Editor at Walker Books UK

Primary and infant school teachers who want to find new ways of encouraging a love of reading in their pupils, or who want to get an insight into the exciting world of children's fiction as well as get a range of great reading recommendations for the children they teach can sign up for The Reader Organisation's Day Conference, designed specifically for teachers wanting to further the provision of  and promotion of reading for pleasure.

Reading for pleasure is now an OFSTED requirement in schools, and the new draft National Curriculum for English supports this view saying that children should be encouraged to ‘read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live.’ This reading for pleasure day conference has been set-up especially to support you in the provision of reading for pleasure with your pupils.

At the conference you will:

  • Learn about how to encourage children to read for pleasure both within and beyond the classroom
  • Expand your knowledge of children’s literature, discovering some great new books
  • Engage in a range of  interactive and focused sessions, including participating in shared reading sessions based upon The Reader Organisation’s award-winning Get Into Reading programme
  • Enjoy a session in which Frank Cottrell Boyce, winner of this year’s Guardian Fiction Prize reads to you.
  • Participate in a Q&A session with Frank and representatives from Walker Books, leading independent publishers of children’s books
  • Discover ways that The Reader Organisation and Liverpool Hope can help you

The Reader Organisation is dedicated to changing the way that people read and respond to books, doing so through a variety of our projects. We're working in conjunction with Liverpool Hope University through our Hope Readers Reader-in-Residence project, where we are training prospective teachers to embrace a deep and meaningful love of books and reading which they can pass onto the next generation they will teach. We also work on a weekly basis reading with children and young people both in groups and one-to-one, in schools and other settings, encouraging inspiration through shared reading.

‘One lesson isn’t enough...I’d do this every day and every lesson if I could’

Frank Cottrell Boyce is a screenwriter and novelist born in Liverpool, who is best known for his children’s fiction. Frank’s novel Millions  won the Carnagie Medal in 2004, and this year The Unforgotten Coat, which was originally written exclusively for The Reader Organisation, won him the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

Walker Books is the world’s leading independent publishers of children’s books.

Location: Liverpool Hope University, Eden Building, Hope Park, Liverpool L16 9JD.

This event is FREE of charge, with refreshments and lunch being included in the day. To book your spot, contact Ursula Boote, CPD Administrator at Liverpool Hope by e-mailing or calling 0151 291 3363

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