A Celebration of Reading in Bristol’s Primary Schools

Published on July 25, 2017 under Schools
RSVP has many volunteers in Bristol Primary schools helping pupils enjoy books
and listening to them read. We thought our members would be interested in 
hearing about an initiative by ABLAZE which resulted in some amazingly imaginative

“Ablaze ran a Bristol Primary School Poetry Competition in March 2016, asking pupils to compose a poem about reading. The publication of the final book: “A Celebration of Reading in Bristol’s Primary Schools, Intellect Books (2016), was kindly sponsored by Intellect Books .

The entries to the competition were so impressive, that it was difficult to choose the winning poems to be included in the book. However, after several rounds of judging were completed, 71 successful poems were picked out.

Below are examples of some of the successful entries:


Open a book by Abraham Conteh

Reading by Cloe Pardy

If I should read a book

A poem by Ella Lintern

Ladybirds by Jake Gray

I Like To Read

The Loneliest Book in The Library


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