Initiative inspires reading

Free books were handed out to encourage children’s love of reading in a special initiative adopted by Healing School.

Year 7s show off the books they chose as part of the Book Buzz scheme.

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that helps schools inspire 11 to 13-year-olds.

Pupils choose a book from 17 titles - selected by a panel of experts for their suitability - to take home and keep.

Deputy Area Leader of English and Performing Arts Lindsay Codd thanked Tronox, a global company based on the Humber Bank, for its support in funding the programme.

“This reading scheme creates a wave of excitement among our Year 7 pupils,” she said.

“It ripples around the school from the minute the books are selected to the time they are handed out to read.

“We are grateful to Tronox for its wonderful support with the scheme.”

Year 7s with their free books at Healing School as part of the Bookbuzz reading programme.

Tronox spokesperson Rebecca Kirvan-Rodgers said it was pleased to help Healing School with Bookbuzz.

“Having access to books and reading regularly is such an important experience for children growing up, and the ability to read is a vital life skill,” she said.

“We know that unfortunately it’s not always a given that children have access to books at home, so by giving our support, we hope that we can do our bit to foster a love of reading by giving all children who come into Year 7 at Healing School a book of their own.”