Another of my stops, as part of UK Parliament Week last week, was Churchfields Primary School. I was pleased to learn that they had talked about democracy in their assembly earlier in the week.
I was also given the pleasure of officially opening their new "Book Vending Machine". This was after receiving a very kind offer to do so by the school's reading ambassadors - children from Years 4-6. These children not only love reading themselves, but also help classmates with their literacy.
It was great to talk to these pupils about their roles as reading ambassadors, the "Book Vending Machine" and also get their opinion on the "Book of the Month" for November: "There’s a Mouse in My House" by Ross Collins. Every week one child from each class will win a mystery prize draw and get a token to choose a book from the machine.
The ideas that Churchfields have to promote reading such as the "Book Vending Machine" and "Book of the Month" are very encouraging - literacy is very important, but so too is the joy in reading. Congratulations to all involved in their successful efforts.