Preston St. Stephen’s chose to develop a love of reading through the election of Class Librarians, who acted like school councillors only promoting books instead. These pupils (2 from years 1 to 6) volunteered to inspire their class mates into reading through various means.
Each week, at a lunchtime, they met together to plan reading challenges and competitions for their individual classes (offering prizes), carried out surveys on children’s favourite books in order to develop the class reading spaces by spending some of the school’s literacy budget on quality reading material as well as improving the classroom book corners. They took a trip to Waterstone’s who offered a significant discount and gave us a points card. They also promoted the Book Bus and created their own advertisements to promote lunchtime reading sessions – which they hosted.
Mischa said, “ I think we have helped more people enjoy reading and got a lot more books in our school”. Toby and Shiven said, “We have had a brilliant time and it has been a great experience”.
Books in classrooms are now better organised and there is so much more to read!