“When a child reads for pleasure, it is for genuine and authentic enjoyment. Children develop an appreciation of rich literature, which broadens and diversifies their repertoire of authors, genres and cultures, and enriches their understanding of the world. Reading for pleasure is not incentivised, but derives from intrinsic motivation, which fosters a lifelong love of reading. Individual choice and autonomy encourages engagement and a sense of ownership over children’s reading experiences and these experiences can have a profound impact that can enrich a child’s life.” 

    Laura Atkinson, Head of Lapal Primary School