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Reading

Leeds Loves Reading – Advice, Tips and Tricks!

Leeds loves reading If you are staying inside, have children, are working from home or would simply like to read more, we have a few ideas that will help you along the way. Happy reading!...
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Learning Beyond the Classroom with Literacy Inspired Outdoor Education

Leeds KS2 teacher and English specialist from Farsley Farfield Primary School Kate Heap blog post talks about the effectiveness of linking literacy with outdoor education, find more of her posts here. There is so much...
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How a story (and a foster carer’s love) changed my life

By Anita Le Tissier  In nursery recently, the children have become quite taken with the book The Paper Dolls, by Julia Donaldson. I read it to them with awe in my voice, as we learn about memories and childhood. And, after...
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Story Makers Festival

Lisa Stephenson from The Story Makers Company writes about the importance of stories and imagination in education and the recent Story Makers Festival, “Story Rebels: A New Kind of Hero”. Collectively reimagining the ways in...
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Leeds Libraries are fine free!

Hopefully you will have picked up on the coverage that we are now Fines Free for adults and children in Leeds Libraries and we have also introduced a policy of no requirement to show ID...
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The Leeds Big Book Grab!

On Friday  27th September, as part of the launch month for the Year of Reading, 40 schools, settings and charities were invited to come and grab 150 books from our secret store in the south...
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Year of Reading Launch Event

On Thursday 12th September 2019, pupils, teachers, councillors, librarians, council officers, charity colleagues, Ronny the Rhino and others gathered at Shakespeare Primary School to officially launch Leeds’ Year of Reading. A 3 year partnership agreement...
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The best books for children?

When we are asked our opinion on what are the best books for children to read, like every question, we bring our own experiences directly to bear. I was one of 5 children, born in...
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Why a love of reading is vital

Anyone who has ever been involved in education of any kind will be aware of the powerful effect reading can have on educational progress in general. I have taught and led schools for over 25...
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The 3As Strategy in Leeds

We are launching our new 3As strategy which builds on previous education plans in Leeds and aims to improve outcomes and experiences for all children and young people in the city. Some children and young...
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