Reading Rocks is heading to the sunny South West!!!! Off to Taunton we go. We really hope you can join us there too! #ShareTheBookLove

Get your tickets here for just £19.99.


#RR_SouthWest is set to be yet another brilliant RR event. We are delighted to be coming to the South West and to a such a lovely reading school in Taunton.

If you are a primary educator – teacher, learning support, librarian, senior leader – who is interested in sharing a love of reading, growing readers and building excellence in reading, then you’re in the right place.


The day will include fabulous keynotes from awesome authors Emma Carroll and Maz Evans and the inspiring James Clements, plus workshops, food and a bookshop. There will be plenty of time to meet bookish friends, new and old. Reading Rocks is a great community, sharing practice and ideas, growing together.


Here’s why North Town are kindly hosting the event:

North Town is very excited to be hosting Reading Rocks South West 2019 next February.

After hearing that this brilliant event was coming to the South West of England I was really pleased that we were asked to host this top notch CPD in Taunton. The South West of England, and particularly Somerset, isn’t always the most accessible for great workshops and authors – particularly for some of the smaller rural schools.

Hopefully, those attending will also gain some inspiration from visiting us as we have worked incredibly hard over the last couple of years to become a reading school. When we began to look at reading for pleasure and in the curriculum we realised that the majority of children had the necessary competencies to read but were not all really enjoying reading. We had known for some time that for some children a limited vocabulary was a source of frustration, others found it difficult to find or choose books they might like and many children said they didn’t get time to read, either alone or with parents.

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Since then we have invested in high quality class texts, high quality picture books and further developed our huge library with cosy places to curl up with a book. This practice is now crossing over into the wider curriculum and we are discovering a whole new world of amazing non-fiction! Children are being given the opportunity to read daily and lots of time is dedicated to ‘book talk’ so that they have a chance to voice their thoughts and opinions on what they are reading. Our children now love reading, both in school and at home.


We believe the school now shouts out how much we all love reading – hopefully visitors will get that feeling too.






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