I attended an OU/UKLA Reading for Pleasure conference in Cambridge some time ago and was so inspired to look at reading across the schools belonging to ASSET Education Trust. I am employed as a Reading Advocate and I work between the schools helping where I can to instill a love of reading.
It occured to me that the nearest OU/UKLA Reading for Pleasure group was some distance away and due to the size of Ipswich I soon realized this was a way to become more involved and share my passion for reading with more people.
I immediately spoke to a friend and colleague who attended the same conference and we decided to apply to run a group for the next academic year. We had to be added to a waiting list but I still remained hopeful. Five months later we were approved for training and for running our own group nearer to home. Just last week, we traveled to London, met the knowledgeable and inspiring Teresa Cremin and so begins our journey.
In actual fact, we will be running two groups. One based at Broke Hall Primary School in Ipswich and another closer to schools in the Waveney Valley part of Suffolk. Both flyers are attached below for sharing. Contact details are on the flyer and we encourage anyone to get in touch to find out more.
It is sure to be a popular group and we are hoping for some amazing reading projects to come out of the group.
To learn more about the research behind these groups and the passion for reading for pleasure please visit https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/theme/reading-for-pleasure-pedagogy