The Power of Reading and Writing

Isn’t it a wonderful thing to be able to read and write?

I love reading books and losing myself in all sorts of stories. I also love writing and receiving letters, real letters with stamps, not just text messages and emails. Does it sound old-fashioned? Well, let me ask you this – would you rather get a real birthday card in the post or a text message? A few words in a birthday card that someone has bought or made especially for you are far more precious than a text message and can be something to treasure. So, next time you are thinking of someone you love and want to send them a text message or an email, why not think about writing a letter? They’ll be so delighted to read your news written in your own handwriting.

It’s easy for many of us to take reading and writing for granted, but many children have limited access to education whilst others struggle to learn to read and write.  In addition, there are also many adults who need help with their literacy, which is why it is so important that charities like The Literacy Trust and the Children’s Literacy Charity exist and need our support so that everyone can access the power and joy of reading and writing.

Lucia x

World Book Day

Anne visited St John’s Primary School today for world book day – “I had a wonderful afternoon celebrating World Book Day with years 3 and 4 at St John’s Primary school!” – Anne 

“Anne came to our school to read the Cedric stories to years 3 and 4 and to show how she made the illustrations for the book. She really brought the story to life. We then had a workshop with Anne drawing cartoon characters showing different emotions. This was great fun and the children really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend a visit from Anne and to share these lovely books with lower Key stage 2 children.” – Alison Main, St Johns Primary, Crowborough 

Visit to St Mary Abbots CofE Primary School

Anne and Lucia had a lovely afternoon with the children at St Mary Abbots CofE Primary School and were so pleased by their response to our presentation.

One of our readers…