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Reading for Pleasure

You can’t teach pleasure, you have to share it.’ (Frank Cottrell-Boyce, 2013)


Reading for Pleasure is a requirement of the National Curriculum. Children are to be taught ‘to establish an appreciation and love of reading; to develop pleasure in reading and motivation to read.’    It has been argued, however, that ‘reading for pleasure and reader engagment cannot be mandated.’ (Cremin, Requiring, Reading for Pleasure, 2015).  At LGS, we believe it is our responsibility to create an environment in which we are able to share the pleasure of reading with our children and young people.  One of the ways we do this is through dedicating thirty minutes of curriculum time every day to supporting our pupils to find pleasure in reading.


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