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Welcome to the Library
||4pm (5pm for Year 11 pupils)
Pupils are welcome to use the library at any point during their school day as long as they are reading or working, except Friday lunchtimes and after school when the games in the library maybe used.
The purpose of the library is to;
- Support your child’s reading by stocking a variety of fiction and non-fiction
- Support their class and homework
- Organise competitions that encourage everyone to participate
- Arrange author, storyteller and illustrator visits so that pupils are exposed to a range of texts
- Encourage pupils to be curious and aware of their wider world
- Support the teaching of information literacy and research skills
The Library focuses not just on subjects and life while at school, but encourages pupils to become life-long learners. Reading itself is an important skill as this research shows:
- The National Literacy Trust found that reading for pleasure is the most important indicator of the future success of a child - National Literacy Trust
- “Reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic status.” Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Reading for Change, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
- “A deep engagement with storytelling and great literature link directly to emotional development in primary children.” The Rose Review, 2008 Independent Review of the Primary School Curriculum.
- “80% of children who read above the expected level for their age have books of their own; while only 58% who read below their expected level have books of their own." National Literacy Trust (NLT)
- “...research presents overwhelming evidence that literacy has a significant relationship with a person’s happiness and success.” NLT
- “Leisure reading makes students more articulate, develops higher order reasoning, and promotes critical thinking.” National Endowment for the Arts in To read or not to read, 2007
- "Children in England tend to report reading for pleasure less frequently than their peers in many other countries. There is a strong association between the amount of reading for pleasure children reported and their reading achievement.” Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS); National Foundation for Educational Research, 2006, Twist et al. National Report for England.
(Taken from the Readathon website)
The Impact of Reading
Reading for Pleasure