Events on Thursday 6th March

We’ve got lots going on this Thursday including plans for World Book Day, so below is a brief description of what we have in store, plus a special announcement.

Showcase Event for Secondary School Teachers:

Firstly, we are delighted to announce that Frank Cottrell Boyce will be joining us as a special guest at our Showcase event Reading for pleasure effect in education this Thursday.

Frank Cottrell Boyce is patron of The Reader Organisation and author of numerous books for children, including The Unforgotten Coat (Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2012) and Millions (Carniegie Medial 2004), and writer of the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. He is a passionate advocate of reading for pleasure in schools and we are very excited to have him with us on Thursday.

“It’s when you read for pleasure that things stay with you. That’s what changed my life.”

Frank Cottrell Boyce

The event is for teacher’s in Secondary Schools and will showcase The Reader Organisation’s work with young people in Secondary education, allowing attendees to discover the benefits shared reading can have on individual pupils as well as on schools as a whole.

Date: 6 March 2014
Time: 4.40-6.30pm
Address: 6 March, 2014 Birkenhead Sixth Form College, Park Road West, Claughton Village, Prenton, Wirral CH43 8SQ;

For full details about the event please click here or scroll down to see our previous blog post about the event.

This is free to attend but booking is required. Please email abigailleader@thereader.org.uk to book your place.

World Book Day at Calderstones Mansion House:
For this year’s World Book Day, we have planned a fantastic afternoon all about books for children, who can come along dressed up as their favourite character for a special costume parade and get lost in lots of reading, rhymes, and craft.

Date: 6 March 2014
Time: 4-5.30pm
Place: Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JD

Call 0151 724 5000 or email siobhanmealey@thereader.org.uk for more information.

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