There is a growing body of evidence which illustrates the importance of reading for pleasure for both educational purposes as well as personal development. 1 In addition, there is also an acknowledgement that a positive relationship between reading frequency and reading enjoyment supports a student’s attainment level. 2
In 2014, reading for pleasure was placed right at the heart of the new English National Curriculum - so alongside the expectation that every school teaches children to read well, schools will be expected to develop a love of reading in every child.
At Trinity School we believe that reading is a passport to the world. The benefits of reading go beyond the opportunities offered by being well-read with a good command of English. Reading great literature opens children up to ideas, experiences, places and times they might never otherwise experience in real life. Reading for pleasure gives opportunities to learn about a multitude of things that cannot be covered by a school curriculum.
Also because parents are the most important reading role models for children and young people, we need all the family to put reading on the agenda too!
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Or try these websites for more information:
1. Clark, C., and Rumbold, K. (2006). Reading for Pleasure a research overview. The National Literacy Trust.
2. Clark, C. (2011). Setting the Baseline: The National Literacy Trust’s first annual survey into reading - 2010. London: National Literacy Trust and Clark, C., and Rumbold, K. (2006). Reading for Pleasure a research overview. The National Literacy Trust.