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Reading for Pleasure

Here at Abbey Hill, we believe that 'Reading is at the heart of all we do'.

It is really important that children enjoy reading and choose to read for themselves. We maintain the most up to date books in our library to make sure we have books children choose to read and that our books are diverse with a mixture of up to date and classic titles. Our Reading Squad help us to choose books and make our school libraries inviting places to be! Remember children can choose a book from the school library every week.

Schools subscribes to the School Library Service to help us ensure a regular update to books which match our interests and enrich the school curriculum.

Our Patron of Reading

We are so excited to welcome our Patron of Reading, Gareth Baker, a fantastic author who will be working with the children every half term this year in assemblies and workshops. The idea of a Patron of Reading is to help us create a buzz about books and reading. Everything the patron does is linked to encouraging and developing a reading for pleasure culture in the school. These include book quizzes, blogs, book recommendations, plays, poetry bashes, blogs, book trailers and visits. The possibilities are virtually endless!!

Gareth also works with our families to inspire a love of reading at home, beyond school!

Click on the link here to read more about Gareth and his brilliant books……