Reading is the most important way we learn in school and in life. That’s why Gorse Hill School is proud to be joining schools around the world in celebrating International School Library Month.
Over the month, we've made sure every pupil has been given a thorough introduction to the library, and have made regular visits to start developing and nurturing their skills.
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. We've updated our library with many new books this year to make sure there's a special book in there for every pupil!
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.