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Engage your pupils with something different! Our experienced team can visit your school to deliver a variety of workshop sessions. Tailored to the needs of your school, and ability level of your pupils.

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We offer different modules to give schools exceptionally cost-effective access to a range of resources, including online resources, aimed at supporting the curriculum in schools.

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Do you need to improve your school library to ensure it is central to teaching and learning? Do you want to encourage reading for pleasure or support a whole school creative curriculum?

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We've got four of these amazing collections of books available to Leicestershire primary schools to borrow who are doing the 'Everyone's welcome' training using the No Outsiders approach run by @BeyondLCC @moffat_andrew pic.twitter.com/WX6H52hvVl


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We like nothing better. What book will you be giving? I'll be buying my valentine the new Michael Calvin twitter.com/bookgivingday/…


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I love the eclectic nature of our library - where else would you see a roomful of books for schools hosted by a dinosaur, a beautiful painting of a family and some Roman helmets? twitter.com/readingagency/…


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Following on from yesterday's #InternationalBookGivingDay here are our recommendations of books which we are sure you will enjoy just as much of your students. Why not try one over half term? I would love everyone to read 'Sea Prayer' by Khaled Hosseini which takes minutes to read but is an utterly spell binding and beautiful to look at too. Alex (and his wife!) are recommending The Chaos of Now” by Erin Lange as it’s a great book looking at cyber-bullying and internet security. For a slightly younger or more innocent story with a historical setting Jo is highlighting Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange, whilst those of you that like your fiction dark and gritty might enjoy Nicole or Cassies recommendations for year 9 and above. 'Moonrise' by Sarah Crossan is another of her blank verse wonders about a young man who's brother is on death row which will stay with you forever, or I Am Thunder by Muhammed Khan - a superbly intense and relatable story about radicalisation and prejudice in modern British society.


So it is #InternationalBookGivingDay and with half term coming up too, we thought we would give you our top recommendations of books to pick up and read yourself! The best of children’s and YA fiction so you can converse knowledgably with your pupils about a book you have actually enjoyed - not just read because you should! Our top secondary recommendations will come tomorrow but here is what we think is the best of the best for primary.. Jo loves ‘The Eleventh Trade’ by Alyssa Hollingsworth which is a heart-warming story about family, community and hope with a musical theme. Or for a funny, quirky read with a touch of black humour try 'Embassy of the dead’ – Will Mabbitt says Nicole. Cassie would like to champion ‘The Skylarks’ War’ by Hilary McKay which has already won the Costa and Cassie has a hunch it might be on the Carnegie next year too. Alex has gone for a quicker read with ‘The King Who Banned the Dark’ by Emily Haworth-Booth – a great picture book political fable for KS1 and KS2 about mass manipulation of the public and combatting the politics of fear (you don’t get many of those!). Whilst I think an oldy, but goody is 'Fortunately the milk' by Neil Gaiman which is just full of adult humour.


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