Bookworms help promote love of reading

Bookworms help promote love of reading

23th November 2022


STUDENTS have found themselves on the same page as they strive to promote a love of books in a digital world.

Bookworms from The English Martyrs Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Hartlepool, have become young librarians in a scheme designed to encourage reading among their peers.

Pupils from a variety of year groups are helping school librarian Christine Thornton select the books to stock the shelves, as well as catalogue, recommend and issue titles and run reading clubs.

Head teacher Sara Crawshaw added: “Reading is an essential part of learning, but as well as this we want young people to appreciate the joys and benefits of picking up a good book and reading for pleasure.”

Literacy lead Katy Phenix added: “Our young librarians are a real credit to the school. They not only help run the library but also spread the word that reading is fun.

“Reading for pleasure stimulates the imagination, helps children relax and improves literacy without them even realising. So the work of our young librarians is so important to the school. Well done to all involved.”

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