New project set to enhance literacy and environmental awareness

A NEW project to enhance literacy skills and environmental learning in a city school is to be launched next month in partnership with Liverpool author Jennifer Jones.

Jennifer, author of children’s books ‘Rock on Barney’ and ‘The Adventures of Markus Moldewarp’, has become the resident author at Corinthian Community Primary School in Stoneycroft and will be delivering regular workshops with pupils to promote a love of reading and the environment as part of the new project.

The partnership was formed after Jennifer, a former lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, was invited to officially open the school’s new library earlier this month as part of its ‘World Read Aloud Day’ celebrations.

Jennifer spoke to the children about her work as an author and the value and importance of libraries.

Now, she will continue to work with pupils and teachers on a regular basis.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be teaming up with teachers at the school to help support learning.

“We have a meeting at the start of March to discuss some ideas for workshops based around literacy and children’s experiences of the natural world.

“I’m passionate about the environment as well as reading and writing so the workshops will combine these elements to support children’s understanding of the environment through literacy.

“It should be very exciting for me as well as the children and I cannot wait to get started.”

Corinthian school has already achieved its eco-school status and also runs Forest School events making it a perfect fit for Jennifer with her background in the environmental sciences.

If the new partnership and workshops prove a success, Jennifer, who continues to lecture part-time at the University of Chester, hopes to roll them out to other schools in the Merseyside area.

For more information about Jennifer’s latest books, author visits and projects visit the website or email You can also follow her on Facebook @jjonesauthor andTwitter @JJonesAuthor.