Patron of Reading 2017

Posted on November 10, 2017

I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed Patron of Reading at St. Silas Primary School in Toxteth, Liverpool, for the rest of this academic year.

A Patron of Reading is a school’s special children’s author, poet, storyteller or illustrator. The school and their patron develop a relationship over a period of time. Everything the patron does is related to helping encourage and develop a reading for pleasureculture in the school: book quizzes, blogs, book recommendations, discussions, plays, poetry bashes, blogs, book trailers and visits. The possibilities are virtually endless.

First mooted by head teacher Tim Redgrave, the idea has now spread to almost 200 schools across the British Isles.

The teaching staff at St. Silas are visionary, determined and inspirational about their mission and the school has a wonderful sense of family and community.

The children are also full of joy and passion for learning and reading, and I cannot wait to see what we can achieve over the coming year.