Staff and pupils have been taking part in a massive cake sale to raise money to buy books for the school with the aim of encouraging and developing the pupils’ enjoyment of reading.
There were many delicious cakes to choose from and staff and pupils were spoilt for choice!
Ms Laura Huddleston from Saint Paul’s explained: “The Cake Sale was designed to raise money to buy a selection of books to encourage the much desired independent reading skills and to help pupils to develop a life-long love of reading. The titles will be carefully chosen to reflect all tastes and abilities. It is very important to instill in young people a need and desire to read. Research shows that teenagers who choose to pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life.”
“We must encourage our children to read for pleasure therefore it is important that we give our pupils the sort of books that interest them; books that match the pupils’ own interests spark their enthusiasm for reading and books,” commented Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “The Cake Sale was a great way to raise money do this. I was extremely proud of those pupils who gave up their free time so willingly to help with the event, which was very much enjoyed by all involved.”