ATG Quirkies: A rockin’ new way to encourage children to read more

by | Jan 4, 2019 | 0 comments

A teacher at St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK has come up with an innovative and fun way to encourage her students to visit the library.

Ella Dickson, 39, who teaches maths at Beaumont School, was inspired to decorate the rocks to look like famous children’s books after joining the Facebook group St Albans Rocks UK, where members of the public decorate rocks and hide them around the city or post pictures of painted rocks they have found.

With able assists from her sons Seth, 10, and Jonah, seven, Ella has “decorated rocks to look like the covers of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, James and the Giant Peach, Swallows and Amazons and more…”

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