Sarah McIntyre (jabberworks) wrote,
Sarah McIntyre

power of reading: clifton-upon-dunsmore awesomeness

What a wonderful surprise this morning! Year-4 teacher Emma Logan has been busy painting terrific murals of our characters all through the corridors of Clifton-upon-Dunsmore CoE Primary School in Rugby and someome at the school has tweeted these photos!!!

Look, it's Zola the Gorgon, Cedric the Centaur, Belling the Dragon and Cardigan Faun from Kevin's Great Escape!

Some Pugs of the Frozen North... they even included the pug doing a poo! :D

Sea Monkey mayhem from Oliver and the Seawigs!

All-singing-and-dancing Poglites, Pilbeam the robot and killer cakes from Cakes in Space!

Oh my goodness... it's Reeve & McIntyre, and directions to our various book zones!

Philip and I were absolutely blown away by this. WOW. We love Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, too, and this isn't even the first time they've shared pictures of their amazing displays. Here are some from February this year:

And I suspect Miss Lynch and Ms Hollingworth are key reasons this has all been happening!

Here's a gorgeous book we were presented by Ms Logan at a Literacy Library Presents evening that Philip Reeve and I led at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE).

These 'Power of Reading' events that CLPE run for teachers are absolutely brilliant; they're an initiave to help teachers discover new books to inspire their kids. Most teachers are incredibly busy just trying to stay on top of paperwork and often don't have a lot of time to explore new books, and end up relying on books they grew up with, or books by a very small handful of celebrity authors that everyone knows about. But CLPE gives them a chance to browse and find the books that personally excite them, and ones they think might be best suited to the particular tastes of their own classes, or even individual children in their classes.

If you're a teacher or interested in starting children on a life of loving to read, be sure to keep an eye on what CLPE gets up to! Here's the CLPE website, and you can follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Or make an appointment to visit and browse their amazingly well-stocked children's book library!

A huge thanks to CLPE for hosting our evening, other events we've been to, and for their ongoing support! And a massive thanks to Ms Logan, Miss Lynch, Ms Hollingworth and the teachers and students of Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, you are absolutely amazing!
Tags: clpe, power_of_reading, reeve_and_mcintyre, schools

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