Another new reading initiative this year is the launch of ’Silver Stories’.
Silver listeners sign up if they would like to receive a phone call from a silver reader every week. During the call, the silver reader reads a story or poem aloud. This benefits both parties as the reader gets to practise their reading aloud skills, and the listener gets a regular phone call from a young person, which gives them something to look forward to. As well as the reading, there is time to chat and develop a friendship over the phone.
Grace and Henri have been chosen initially, and other pupils will get a chance to take part throughout the year. Both girls were nervous to begin with, but said how much they enjoyed the experience. Well done girls; what a lovely thing to do.