KELSEY Jubin and Chris Lesley from the Scottish Book Trust came to Peebles High on Tuesday armed with a camera and a microphone to find out more about the work being done across the region as part of Tweed Reads.

Tweed Reads promotes, supports and encourages reading for enjoyment as it has direct links to not only improvements in literacy, but, importantly, in wellbeing and future life chances.

The group’s ever-growing online presence alerted the Book Trust to the variety of activities that are happening as part of the launch of the newly-expanded Tweed Reads project.

Chris and Kelsey spent their busy day interviewing and filming around the school in order to create a celebration of the ongoing work, which will be featured on their website,

They managed to cram in several interviews with the Peebles High School teachers who are co-ordinating the project as well as High School pupils who are participating in Tweed Reads.

They also did group interviews with primary pupils from Halyrude, Priorsford, Kingsland, Broughton and West Linton and their teachers.

Pupil Olivia Brunton told us: “There was lots of discussion about the project, the benefits that can already be seen and, of course, the importance of reading.

“It was great to see our primary pupils waxing lyrical about what they are reading, with all pupils sharing their enthusiasm for the increasingly collaborative and pupil-led way in which we encourage reading for pleasure in our learning community.”

The Scottish Book Trust know how important it is to create a reading culture, and the number of people involved in Tuesday’s filming shows that Tweed Reads members know how important community is to creating a reading culture.

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