The Patron of Reading scheme was thought up by Tim Redgrave, now headteacher of Ysgol Esgob Morgan in North Wales.
What is a Patron of Reading?
A Patron of Reading is a school’s special, designated children’s author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. The author might be a writer of fiction, a writer of non-fiction, a poet, a storyteller or an illustrator. They will work with the school to raise the profile of reading for pleasure with pupils, parents and staff.
We were very happy to get involved in this brilliant scheme and became Patrons of Reading at 2 schools in North Wales.
Ysgol Melyd, Meliden, Denbighshire
Having served our time as Patrons at Ysgol Melyd, we have now become patrons at Ysgol Esgob Morgan at St Asaph in North Wales – the home of the man who originally thought up the scheme!
What have we been doing?
We visited each school several times during the past 2 academic years.
Promoting the love of reading (after one of our visits one student who was a non reader read 16 books in 7 weeks!)
Performances for students/staff parents and governors.
Organising a book quiz.
Promoting a reading challenge.
Answering e mails from students.
Running workshops for students.
And LOTS more!
We are continuing our relationship with Cystennin School and will be looking to become Patrons of Reading at further schools during the next year.
If you are an author interested in becoming a patron of reading or a school looking for an author please visit the Patron of Reading website http://www.patronofreading.co.uk