One Wildflower School class has embraced the Nelson Reads program with a great deal of excitement.
“It’s promoting and encouraging reading in our community,” said Wildflower teacher, Cheryl Grant.
Each of her students brought one of their favourite books to class to share with the class and store on a special bookshelf where everyone in the class can have access to borrow.
Grant said that her class was excited about the program right from the go.
“They all brought their books in right away… I think that they really enjoy reading and they like to share their books with others,” she said.
The books will remain in the classroom, ranging from six-year-olds to 12-year-olds, for about a month.
“I think it creates excitement around reading and it promotes and encourages reading, which is an important life skill,” said Grant.
“It was a really fun class project.”