Schools Library Service
Plymouth PL5 3EJ
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Encouraging reading for pleasure
The Coalition Government is strongly committed to improving literacy, and knows the importance in this of reading for pleasure. There is good evidence to suggest that young people who read for pleasure daily perform better in reading skills tests than those who never do.
The Department for Education website demonstrates the evidence for why reading for pleasure is so important, and offers some case studies and practical ideas for how to promote reading in your school.