31st January 2020
Today we celebrated World Reading Aloud Day with all of the children in Years 2 to 8 by spending time in the Prep library, chilling on the floor cushions, listening to a story read aloud and having a chance to browse the shelves and chat to the Librarian.
This is the first major event (of many more hopefully!) to be organised using the new library facility. The day was designed to promote a love of reading in all our pupils and an awareness of the different mediums and assistance available to them and to their teachers in the library at any time of the week.
Each year-group had a carefully chosen book or story extract, designed to stretch their imagination or intrigue them to read further. Year 2 listened to The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine, read admirably by our Year 8 Pre-Prep Captains, which gave them their first taste of proper time spent in our beautiful Prep Library. The other year groups heard a variety of extracts by Michael Morpurgo and from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, whilst Year 7 and 8 heard a full short story by Roald Dahl called Leg of Lamb which is a beautifully written, dark and somewhat sinister tale. The children are now welcome to borrow any of these books for themselves.
I wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for all the book donations and to everyone who took time to browse and buy at our second hand book sale. The proceeds will go directly back into the library facilities. All remaining books will be sent to charity next week.