NHP Win A Prestigious Reading Award!
This week we were privileged to received a prestigious award from the Society of Authors!
Children’s author, Ian MacDonald, returned to Northumberland Heath Primary School last week to present a special award. Ian nominated the school for The Reading for Pleasure Award run by the Society of Authors in recognition of their drive to promote a love of reading amongst pupils at school. Deputy Head, Gail Beale, was the driving force behind initiatives to promote reading. Ian is seen here opening the exciting new ‘Book Barn’.
“Ian’s projects with us helped the children to understand the links between being engaged readers and writing for a purpose themselves. The Book Barn is allowing them the thrill of choosing their own books on their own, with their parents or after chatting with knowledgeable staff. There is a tangible buzz of excitement about reading, “said Mrs. Beale.
Ian was the school’s Patron of Reading for 2018-19, helping children across the school to become authors too!