Sunday, April 29, 2012
A SCHEME to get youngsters reading books electronically has been a real success story at a school in Worle.
Mendip Green First School in Greenwood Road has spent more than £6,000 on updating its reading scheme, which provides access to digital e-books online for pupils.
The scheme now allows youngsters to read books from home, and lets teachers provide recommendations for books at their reading level.
There are also new books available in hard copy.
Sue Elliot, the school’s literacy co-ordinator, said: “The children have been really excited. One girl who never used to read has read 15 books in a few weeks.
“But for those without the internet at home, we open our ICT suite during lunchtimes and after school to make sure they are not disadvantaged.”
The scheme has been trialled at one class and will be rolled out across the school tomorrow (Fri).