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Reading Schools community – Primary outdoor reading edition

Primary focused Reading Schools community space to share and enjoy all things reading for pleasure

Type: Community
Audience: Primary
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Welcome to the Reading Schools community!

In this space, we will highlight the fantastic activities, celebrations and fun of your Reading Schools journeys. Each edition will have a different theme and we will be asking you to contribute via the (this will open in a new window)#ReadingSchools hashtag on Twitter.

As spring is in the air, the theme for this edition is outdoors and we're showcasing ideas and adventures from schools across Scotland. 

Killearn Primary

First up, Killearn Primary in Stirling made the most of the spring sunshine in their Book Nook. 

St Aloysuis' Primary

The outdoor library is a hit at St Aloysuis' Primary in Chapelhall, North Lanarkshire.

Linnvale Primary

Linnvale Primary in West Dunbartonshire relaxed by reading after their outdoor STEM challenge.

Chatelherault Primary

Pupils at Chatelherault Primary in South Lanarkshire took their books to the forest.

St Charles' Primary

St Charles' Primary in Renfrewshire enjoyed paired reading time on the grass.

All Saints Primary

All Saints Primary in Inverclyde have great seating for the outdoor reading.

Tillicoultry Primary

At Tillicoultry Primary in Stirling, all kinds of characters joined in with outdoor reading on World Book Day.

Banchory-Devenick Primary

Learners at Banchory-Devenick Primary in Aberdeenshire captured some great pictures of reading in stunning outdoor places and even out in the snow!

Thanks for sharing!

A huge thank you to all the school who shared their practice with us! Our next theme will be family and community engagement. Make sure to tag us with the (this will open in a new window)#ReadingSchools hashtag on Twitter and share your activities for a chance to be featured in our next edition.

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Shared practice: engaging families and communities

Thursday 4 May 2023

Join us for an online shared practice showcase, full of presentations, breakout sessions, and the sharing of practical ideas and inspiration on how to engage families and communities. This event is a great opportunity for schools at any stage of their Reading Schools journey to hear from Reading schools who have been granted accreditation discuss their learning, successes and challenges. There will be opportunities to share practice together, speak to others across the country about their experiences, ask us questions, and come away inspired and enthused about Reading Schools.