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St. Nicholas Priory - Christmas Books

St. Nicholas Priory - Christmas Books

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Published by James Wright
Great Yarmouth school gives students hand picked books to boost literacy over the Christmas break.

http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/education/great_yarmouth_school_gives_students_hand_picked_books_to_boost_literacy_over_the_christmas_break_1_3135806
Great Yarmouth school gives students hand picked books to boost literacy over the Christmas break.

http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/education/great_yarmouth_school_gives_students_hand_picked_books_to_boost_literacy_over_the_christmas_break_1_3135806

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Published by: James Wright on Jan 20, 2014
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05/15/2014

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It is a simple act of generosity that speaks volumes about how much a Great Yarmouth junior school cares about

its pupils. For each child at St Nicholas Priory Junior School will today go into Christmas with a gift-wrapped story book helping them to stay connected with the written word over the festive break. Chair of governors James Wright said staff had wrapped around 380 books all carefully selected to match children’s abilities and chime

with their interests. He said it was a way of recognising and celebrating Christmas but also encouraging youngsters to enjoy books and take reading into the home. “The rationale is that we have been doing a lot as a school in terms of reading and getting the children interested in reading. The governors thought it would be really nice to give each child in the school a book for Christmas that is appropriate to their age and their reading level.

We want them to enjoy reading in the home. It fits in with a general literary push to improve standards across the board.” Other initiatives have included encouraging boys to read on “boy friendly” tablets which can hold more appeal than a traditional book to a generation bought up on screens and devices. Yesterday, the children enjoyed a Christmas dinner served by the staff including Mr Wright and the headteacher Mark Adams.

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