WOW! World Book Day across the Northern Alliance was most definitely a spectacular celebration of reading across the north of Scotland.
Visiting Quarryhill and Woodside Primary Schools (Aberdeen City) this morning, it was evident that the love for Literacy is living and breathing across the north.
The disappointment on the P5/6 children’s faces when the bell rang to signal the end of whole-school story reading in Woodside, my queue to close ‘Billionaire Boy’ by David Walliams as we had just turned the page onto Chapter 2, highlighted the importance of a culture of reading every day as a vehicle for developing high quality learner engagement with texts.
It was great to see Burravoe Primary School and Hamnavoe Primary School in Shetland sharing their World Book Day wonders on Twitter. It’s brilliant to see the use of digital technologies and library partnerships to access texts, regardless of geographical location.
Danestone Primary School in Aberdeen brought magical fairytales and Roald Dahl favourites to life with drama and creative craft.
Across the Alliance there were many primary and secondary schools sharing their inspiring days of Literacy appreciation. From author visits in Farr Primary School (Highland) to Hunger Games inspired tributes in Milne’s High School in Moray a selection of images posted on Twitter can be found below.
As we continue to work together across the Northern Alliance, Raising Attainment in Literacy is a core priority for all children and young people.
Every day should be a Literacy Day! From reading stories to writing critical responses, and debating points of view to sequencing key events . . . Literacy skills are fundamental to the positive life chances of children and young people.
Emerging Literacy supports the development of foundational reading and writing skills and we’re pleased that continued support through training, practitioner networks and resourcing will continue to be developed across the Northern Alliance in 2017/2018!
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