At Bellerive, we are very clear about the importance of reading. By encouraging students to read both for pleasure and to improve their subject knowledge, we wish to foster a life-long love of reading. We have recently refurbished our library and a number of reading initiatives are taking place including ‘Drop Everything and Read’ (DEAR) and pupil-led reading groups.
School is looking a little different lately with many students learning remotely and our usually busy school library empty. The good news is there are still plenty of ways we can help to share the joy of reading! Ms Gillen is setting a weekly Lockdown Reading Challenge to offer students the chance of winning gift vouchers, as well as a welcome creative break. Students have also been invited to join our online book club, happening every Tuesday and Friday 12.40-1.10pm on Teams. Look out for our regular ‘Bellerive Reads’ e-newsletter too, shared with our whole school community via email and on Twitter.
In other news, the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading, 25th January-9th February, has gone online. You can enjoy live author events and watch replays for a limited time on their Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIrO7ZVnaXkvNXvX5OaVqtQ.
Resources to support the events are available here www.padlet.com/jholder_llp/lcfrresources
Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading Online A collection of resources to support the LLP festival. Scroll across for more. Check back soon for more resources!
While the Library space isn’t able to be open to all students, Ms Gillen is operating a ‘mobile’ service, visiting a different year group area each day during form time with a selection of books for students to borrow. We have also installed ‘Book Boxes’ in each of the year bubble areas, full of books students can take away and keep.
The links below will help parents and students alike with reading outside of the classroom: