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Reading for Pleasure primary teacher conference, Friday 24 November 2017

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The Guardian

Kings Place

90 York Way

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N1 9GU

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This full day Guardian Education Centre and British Library conference for primary school teachers and librarians, in our popular Reading for pleasure series, will explore strategies to engage young people with reading, putting books at the heart of learning

The day will focus on inspiring children to read and write for pleasure, being creative with books and reading strategies that raise attainment. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to share good practice.

The morning session will take place at the Guardian with the afternoon spent at the British Library, including a visit to the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition.

The event will be chaired by the Guardian’s Children’s books editor Julia Eccleshare.

Comedian, actor, magician and author Nick Mohammed will discuss writing the Young Magician’s and The Thieves’ Almanac. Education writer and researcher James Clements will share some practical tips for building a strong reading culture drawn from the successful schools he’s worked with. Catherine Millar will share successful classroom reading for pleasure strategies that have worked in Yorkshire primary schools. There will be good practice workshops from CLPE on the Power of Reading programme, BookTrust on building successful reading teams and the British Library learning team on What is Writing?

The afternoon session will take place at the British Library with a curator introduction to the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, followed by an exhibition visit guided by British Library creative educators.

The conference will explore:

  • Ideas for promoting enjoyment and engagement in reading.
  • Raising attainment in reading and writing.
  • Strategies to encourage whole school wider reading.
  • Different forms and genres of writing.
  • Building reading teams and book groups.
  • Working with organisations that promote a love of reading.
  • The writing process and what makes a good children’s book.
  • Being creative with books.
  • Sharing good practice.
  • Resources, ideas and tips that can be used in the classroom.



The seminar costs £100 plus VAT (£120) which includes lunch and resources.

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Kings Place

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