On 8th March, pupils from P7 to S3 were introduced to the ‘Reading Force’ initiative, created by Professor Alison Baverstock of Kingston University.
Alison herself has been a Service wife, and has created the scheme to encourage reading and literary based conversation between Service pupils and their families, often deployed. She gave a presentation to our pupils describing her experiences with staying in touch with deployed family members, and how Reading Force can help.
Reading Force provides a scrapbook for pupils to use alongside reading a book of their choice, while members of their families read the same book. The hope is that this provides opportunities for pupils and their families to have conversations to discuss their chosen books.
On completion, pupils receive a certificate, some feedback and an age appropriate free book. Pupils will be encouraged to complete their scrapbooks over the Easter break with involvement from family members.
Thanks goes to Mr Kirk for organising the event.