Reading is the most important way we learn in school and in life. That’s why Gagle Brook is proud to be joining schools around the world in celebrating International School Library Month.
Organised globally by the International Association of Librarians, this month highlights the value of these amazing spaces, and the hardworking staff and volunteers that make them run. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Fairy Tales and Folk Tales around the World’. You can see what other schools around the world have been doing to celebrate here: https://iasl-online.org/ISLM.
This year, we’re really focussing on literacy and reading in our school. After a year of remote and blended learning, it’s more important than ever to make sure every child is developing their reading skills. Weaker reading and writing skills are often damaging to other important academic and social skills.
Our school library had an amazing boost thanks to the help of our parent community who raised over £400 worth of books with the Virtual Book Fair in June. The scheme also involved parents buying books to read at home, and we were so encouraged by the enthusiasm you've all shown!
We also were fortunate enough to be given a guest visit by Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train Your Dragon!
Reading at home also gives children a huge advantage, and if you would like to borrow books to enjoy with your children at home, please talk to your child’s teacher!
We are excited to recognise this event and to celebrate librarians as we continue to promote the link between literacy, creativity, and academic progress.