Wednesday 18th September 2019

Reading for Pleasure

At Woodchurch High School we understand the value of reading for pleasure. New, strengthened GCSE specifications mean that basic literacy skills are an integral part of every subject, not just English. Children who read regularly are more able to access the curriculum successfully. Children with good reading habits are more likely to thrive at school, and as young adults they are more likely to achieve their aspirations (National Literacy Trust, 2018).

Woodchurch is pleased to announce that we have been successful in a bid for funding to improve the stock of fiction in our school library. The Foyle Foundation has generously granted funds to purchase over three thousand brand new books that will reinvigorate and strengthen our learning resource centre. We are extremely thankful to the Foyle Foundation for choosing to support Woodchurch, and hope to have all of the beautiful new books on display in our library soon! Pupils can loan books from the library, as ever, from Mrs Cashmore at break or lunch.