Why Reading is Important
it is my opinion that empathetic turbo-charged reading fiction is a change maker, an enabler of interaction and transaction creating compassionate, responsible and responsive people.
In order to create readers for life it is essential to grab our young people and engage and maintain their interest. Reading aloud is essential. There has been plenty of speculation on social media lately about whether Donald Trump ever reads; it seems that he probably doesn’t. Susan Hill, however writes in the February 2017 edition of the Spectator, that at the end of his time in office Barack Obama confided that he had used reading as a key way of managing stress over his last years in office. This is a fine testament to the importance of reading for life.
The Year of Global Citizenship
Golobal Citizenship seems to be on the tip of everyone's tongues this year. In education it feels like it is the year of global citizenship as it becomes central to all schemes of learning. I say this positively as developing citizenship is, I believe, the way that we can prepare our young people for a positive future. In our library at work we hope that we have taken the lead in this area.
What is Global Citizenship?
Empowerment, Empathy and Ethics