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Supporting teaching, empowering learning and inspiring young readers for Nursery, Primary, Special, Secondary and Academy schools
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For further information, please contact:
Schools Library Service
Park Road Centre
Tel: 01744 677806
Fax: 01744 677807
We are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm including school holidays.
The Schools Library Service has joined a programme to encourage children to get their heads in books out of school hours.
It is hoped the programme will create a culture of reading by encouraging the targeted age bracket of years three to six children to read more widely, discuss literature in groups, recommend books to each other, and look at different creative responses to reading. Another key aspect of the initiative is to arrange library membership for year three pupils, to ensure children have access to books and other library services.
The service will also provide training to enable school staff, and also student teachers and parent volunteers, to hold Chatterbooks sessions in after-school clubs and there will also be a series of author events and visits to local libraries, promoting the benefits of regular reading to schoolchildren.
Contact Schools Library Service on 01744 677806 for more information.
BASH (Book Awards St Helens) is the annual book award scheme run by St Helens Schools Library Service, where children and young people are encouraged to read the latest, modern and enticing fiction, written specially for them. Through a series of library based workshops, and by debate and critical appreciation, the pupils vote for their favourite book and choose a winner.
Each year there is a special BASH celebration event at a Library, when the winning title is announced by a prominent children’s author. Previous BASH authors coming to St Helens include Marcus Sedgewick, Paula Rawsthorne, Guy Bass, Ed Hogan, plus via video link David Walliams! This is a fantastic opportunity for children and young people to meet some of their favourite authors, helping them develop a love of reading.
BASH for children age 9+
BASH for young people aged 11+
For more information please contact : Schools Library Service 01744 677806
BLUSH is a partnership between Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, St Helens Paediatric Speech and Language Team and St Helens Libraries, Schools Library Service offering high quality reading resources to support speech, language and literacy development in your school.
Special BLUSH boxes can be ordered from the Schools Library Service that contain superb, high quality books ready for teaching staff to use with pupils. Some of the books come with prepared BLANK language questions, other books in the box will enable your teaching staff to consolidate the skills learnt at the training by devising their own set of questions.
BLUSH boxes contain examples of the best books around today, written to engage the child (and adult) in the wonderful world of reading.
For more information please contact St Helens Schools Library Service on 01744 677806