South Wirral High School have had a very exciting week launching the ‘Reading for Pleasure’ initiative alongside the opening over their brand new library. The library has been completely restructured and is now colour coded line with the pupils reading age.
The Head of English at South Wirral commented “World Book Day was the ideal day to launch the new ‘Pleasure for Reading’ initiative at the school. The whole school, students and staff alike embraced the ethos of the initiative and to show this commitment each staff member is visually displaying which book they are currently reading in their classroom or office.”
To celebrate the launch of the new library and initiative the school invited The Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral along with Jacqueline Kirkham, a local film and script writer. The Mayor, Councillor Dave Mitchell officially opened the library. Cllr. Mitchell was really happy to be invited and commented “It is fantastic to be involved in the official opening of the Library. I like nothing more than to read for pleasure, I find it an exciting way to move on and learn new things”. The mayor also recommended three books that he considers as ‘must reads’ These were; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres, The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd and Captain Cook Voyages by James Cook.
Sean Peloe, Account Manager at New Directions Education was also invited by the school to attended the opening of the library. Sean commented, “I was really pleased to be asked to attend the official opening of the library, particularly as it was on World Book Day! I feel that the ‘Reading for Pleasure’ initiative is very important in getting children to read more. I loved reading as a child and feel it is such a fun way to learn whether you enjoy, factual or fiction books or even reading the likes of comics or graphic novels which can also be very educational. It was also such an honour to meet the Mayor, Mayoress and Jacqueline and be a part of the opening of the library and Reading for Pleasure initiative”.