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.
The theme for this edition is family engagement, celebrating the wonderful support and enthusiasm of families as they encourage their budding readers.
Holy Cross High School
A Reading Leader at Holy Cross High School in South Lanarkshire took the opportunity to talk to families about reading and its place in all areas of the curriculum at a STEM event.
At the STEM event, Reading Leader Ihinosen talked to parents about reading & its place in all areas of the curriculum. Our Parents’ Guide to Reading at Home and STEM Library Reading List were welcomed. Ms Shillan’s Reading Tree was a huge hit!📚#readingschool #readingforpleasure pic.twitter.com/Aguj7P3wy1— HCHS English (@HCHS_EngDept) October 26, 2022
Arbroath High School
Arbroath High School library in Angus welcomed families of English speakers of other languages (ESOL) and English as an additional language (EAL) to share food and culture.
Elgin Academy library in Moray hosts a parents and carers zone full of book lists, podcast recommendations and profiles on their website – all the amazing and varied work of the Reading Leaders. A recent entry shows reading recommendations for families as selected by the Advanced Higher English class. Their film is currently being edited to be sent to families very soon.
The Advanced Higher English class has created a short film, in which they recommend books for families to try. They have also included summer holiday reading recommendations: all available to borrow.— Library@EA (@LibraryatEA) June 12, 2023
St Andrew's and St Bride's High School
St Andrew's and St Bride's High School in South Lanarkshire has a family lending library which is regularly updated. The Library is located at the front entrance to the school and includes fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Families are encourage to borrow any books they wish to with no pressure to return within a specific timeframe or indeed at all.
Thanks for sharing!
A huge thank you to all the school who shared their practice with us! Our next theme will be libraries. We want to see how you engage with both school and public libraries, as well as your own bookish classroom corners.
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.