September 28th, 2016

Olympics inspire young Alcester readers

Olympics inspire young Alcester readers Olympics inspire young Alcester readers
Updated: 10:20 am, Jul 08, 2016

A GROUP of Alcester children have been getting crafty in the Olympic spirit and have created their own Olympic torches.

The Chatterbook’s group, which meets once a month at Alcester Library, got together in June to learn about the Olympics.

As well as making Olympic torches the group of five- to 11-year-olds played a game of ‘Mime the Olympic sport’ and discussed which Olympic events some of their favourite book characters would take part in.

Group leader Holly Kilminster said: “Reading for pleasure has proven to be more important to a child’s educational achievement than their family’s wealth or social class and it opens so many doors to new worlds. I hope we can help instill a lifelong love of reading in children.”

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