The Learning and Participation team at The Story Museum are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic interns to help the Learning & Participation team deliver our Extreme Reading Adventures programme.
Extreme Reading Adventures is a very successful project, now in its 6th year, aimed at children who have been identified as ‘reluctant readers’. This summer we are working with a group of 8 schools to identify a group of around 20 children aged 8-12, whom the schools have identified as failing to make the expected progress in their reading. A large number of these students have English as an Additional Language.
Over six weekly sessions the children will explore six books, each with a related ‘adventure’ activity. The programme is designed to help children make emotional connections with reading and to stimulate their desire to read, encouraging them to start reading for pleasure and thereby improving their literacy skills. Feedback from both parents and teachers has been very positive and we are very fortunate to have secured funding to run this scheme as a free activity for those taking part.
As long as you’re available to work in Oxford and can commit to the role for 25 days between Monday 22 April and Sunday 14 June, then we’re keen to hear from you.
You will specifically support the programme by:
- carrying out administrative tasks connected to the programme;
- devising activities and preparing learning resources for the sessions;
- communicating with teachers, parents and other parties to ensure commitment from the participants, especially attendance;
- assisting with data collection for evaluation of the impact of the scheme, including focus groups and one-to-one questionnaires;
- making a scrapbook journal of the Extreme Reading programme week by week to present to the funders;
- assisting with delivery of the sessions, held every Sunday from 2pm-4.30pm.
For complete details of this vacancy and guidance on 'How to Apply' please visit https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/about-us/...