Milnrow Parish Church Of England Primary School

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St James Street, Milnrow, Rochdale, OL16 3JT

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Milnrow Parish Church Of England Primary School

Reading Ambassadors

We have our very own reading council that is lead by our Reading Ambassadors, from Years 3-6. Their main role throughout the year is to promote the love of reading in school. Each week, they meet with Mrs March to discuss reading both inside their classrooms and around school. They are at the forefront of developing reading for pleasure across each and every year group. Their own love of reading (whether that is narratives, comics, magazines or graphic novels) continues to shape the way we appreciate reading at Milnrow.

Their role includes: 

  • Reading with and to younger pupils
  • Being in charge of the reading trolleys for the playground 
  • Auditing the reading materials in school 
  • Running competitions that raise the profile of reading further
  • Organising and maintaining the school library and reading areas
  • Labelling new or donated books so that they can be used on Accelerated Reading 
  • Choosing new texts to be purchased for school
  • Creating and updating our Amazon Wishlist 
  • Encouraging more reluctant readers through recommendations 

The list could go on! Their role in school is something that we truly treasure and we could not continue to develop our love of reading without them

Reading Ambassadors' Assembly 2022-2023

In March 2023, the Reading Ambassadors gave a presentation to the whole school. This was to update the children on some of the changes that have been made this year and some of the upcoming events that would be taking place.

The children explained how they had now implemented reading trolleys at break and lunchtimes for the outdoor reading area. These trolleys contain a range of literature from the most recent survey that the group did. The whole school can read books, magazines and comics from the trolleys every day. They explained how each Friday, there will be a trolley on the school yard for parents. This is a place where parents can ‘take a book, leave a book’ and share their love of reading. They explained how reading of a Friday will now focus on our reading aloud skills, fluency and storyteller voices. They shared the new library visit dates with each year group and our plans for World Book Day. Furthermore, they also set up the ‘Readathon’ for Easter. Each pupil will create their own sponsorship target and raise as much money as they can. Each class will be able to spend 100% of what their class raise on new texts for their classroom.