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Faizan Sajid

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Societies | Volunteering: After School Book Club

After school book club volunteer

This opportunity takes place between 15 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 20 Jan.

Would you like to help primary school children develop their confidence in reading and love of books? As a small team, you will develop and run 6 fun sessions to support Y5 pupils in after school book clubs ( 3: 30 - 4:30pm.)

You will get experience of developing, planning and delivering the sessions with support from staff.

These sessions will comprise of a traditional style book club, where the pupils will discuss the key text you have chosen and interactive activities such as writing a newspaper article or a book review. These activities will be themed around set topics and will involve reading aloud, discussion, group work and presentations.


Rotherham (Kimberworth, Bolton Upon Dearne, Wath Upon Dearne and Laughton en le Morthen) or Doncaster (Rossington).

Benefits to others

Help pupils develop skills which are linked to the raising of attainment Help raise pupils self-confidence Help raise attendance levels at school Give pupils a sense of pride and achievement

Transport information

Public transport and taxis will be arranged as required. The costs will be reimbursed.

Hours per week

1 hour sessions +  1 hour travel and 1 - 2 hours planning.

Training information

Training will be given on the overall project aims and where required we can offer classroom management training. We will also cover health and safety and safeguarding.

DBS required?


Benefits to self

You will work closely with both the Project Coordinator from SHU and teachers from the school to develop the materials. A teacher will be present at each session, meaning this is great opportunity to practice your delivery and classroom management skills with full support. You will gain skills in the development of educational materials for primary school children, classroom management, presentation skills, engaging children, liaison and co-working with teachers and the evaluation of a project.

Skills/Experience required

We are looking for confident, enthusiastic people who enjoy working with young people. Experience of the development of events, activities or educational materials for children is desirable, but not essential.

Expenses information

Travel expenses will be reimbursed. We will pay for volunteers to travel to and from the schools by train, bus and taxi as required. Wherever possible, this will be pre-purchased by SHU staff.



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