A north-east primary school is the first in Scotland to receive a new training course to boost children’s love of reading.
Parents, teachers and pupils at Rosehearty Primary School were enlightened by the training course which was delivered by reading charity Coram Beanstalk.
Head teacher, Mike Taylor, said that encouraging children to read for pleasure would have untold benefits in the classroom.
He said: “We know that reading attainment is not where we would like it to be and I think a contributing factor is a decline in reading for pleasure among many children.
“Reading together with children at home and at school can make such a big impact on reading enjoyment and, as a school that is at the heart of its community, we really want to encourage that to happen more.”
During the course, attendees received training on running one-to-one sessions with children of primary school-age that encourages reading for pleasure whilst complementing the teaching in the school.
Managing director at Coram Beanstalk, Ginny Lunn, said: “We are so delighted to have delivered our training to the first school in Scotland.
“We know that raising literacy attainment is a challenge across the UK and it has always been part of our vision to expand into Scotland, helping more children make friends with reading through our range of programmes.”