This week Cheltenham Festivals is delighted to announce that it will be running it’s first ever Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils Conference as part of the 2021 The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.
The event will run on Tuesday 12 October 9am – 4.30pm empowering and equipping delegates to bring books to life in the classroom. A host of authors and literacy experts will contribute to a day of professional development centred on reading for pleasure. With keynotes, a panel discussion on ‘Research to Practice’ and a choice of workshops led by literacy organisations, researchers and writers, the programme offers a holistic approach to inspiring young people to read.
The conference is an offshoot of Cheltenham Festivals’ successful Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils (RTRP) programme has been running for six years, reaching 15,500 pupils across the country through a network of teachers’ reading groups.