We are excited about this challenge and we are aiming to achieve our Bronze Award for the South Gloucestershire Time 4 Reading campaign. South Gloucestershire Council are running this campaign to celebrate and promote reading.

The council say:

“We are doing this because good literacy skills are key to success throughout life including relationships, education and employment. Reading helps us to understand the world and helps maintain our mental health and wellbeing. We know that young children who enjoy reading independently will have had the door opened to new discoveries and wide interests, to knowledge, creativity, and confidence. Reading is the critical route to other subjects as well as a provider of wider opportunities for giving more and getting more from life and work. Research has also shown that keeping mentally active by reading books helps protect the brain in old age, so reading is essential to all aspects of life

Events will be held throughout the year including special story-time sessions at your local library and author events for all ages, special book promotions and ideas to help you get into reading so you can be sure there will be something to suit everyone.”

Please find further information on the tabs as well as the top 100 book lists for 5-7 year olds, 7-11 year olds and adults. As the children read books from the list, they need to inform their school council reps who will add it to the tally. If parents or any adults in our school community read a book from the adult list, please inform Miss Birley either by person or by sending an email to the school for the attention of Miss Birley. Children can find some of the books in their class library; go to any library and borrow them; or buy them with their pocket money.

Happy reading!