Monday, 16 February 2009

The Ransome Link + Visit to the Arthur Ransome Society

A quick visit to the Arthur Ransome Society based at the Museum of Lakeland Life in Kendal. The society owns a number of Ransome's original books and illustrations.
Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds and believed that every child should have the opportunity to read and access books, he also believed that teaching should be carried out through stories of exploration. His books attempted to capture the joys of the outside world and accentuate the aspect of discovery.
With one in every five children in Leeds starting school unable to read, can Ransome's ideal be applied to the 21st Century to try and encorage children to read from a young age?

1 comment:

  1. does the encasing contribute to the critical nature of the debate?