Youngsters at St Catherine's Primary School in Horwich take pictures of themselves reading in unusual locations
THESE youngsters love nothing better than hanging around reading a good book.
The reading-mad pupils at St Catherine’s CE Primary School, in Horwich, just cannot put their books down — whether they are swimming, playing out or at the Blackpool Illuminations.
And in some cases, the story is so good that they also read it out loud to their pet.
The pupils at the Horwich school showed how much they loved reading by taking a picture of the unusual places they have been caught reading for a school competition.
A report out shows that children increasingly see reading as “embarrassing” with fewer youngsters picking up a book for fun The number of children who read outside class in their own time is falling while some say their parents are not bothered if they read, according to a new study by the National Literacy Trust.
But this certainly is not seem to be the case at the Horwich primary school.
Headteacher Karen Graham said: “Pupils at this school read books and e-books here there and everywhere. They do love reading.”
Staff also got into the act, picturing themselves reading in glamorous and unusual locations, with one member staff pictured reading Delusions of Grandeur in the headteacher’s study — and another in a beauty salon.
Bolton West MP Julie Hilling was invited into school to choose the winners among the 70-plus children who entered.
The winners received book tokens. Mrs Graham said it was important to encourage children to develop a love of learning especially in this age of technology.
She said: “We embrace technology but books are still important.
“Reading from an early age develops language and writing skills and the stories you read at primary school stay with you forever.”
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