We were pleased to award Hillshott Infant school an English Award for an excellent range of books to promote diversity and wellbeing. Sarah Murdoch (School Business Manager) explained the project, its benefits and how it fitted in with the school’s updated reading schemes:
“As part of the school's development plan we want to support the social, emotional and developmental needs of children by creating a nurturing, holistic approach and encourage children to value the processes of learning.
This will be achieved with nurturing a lifelong love of reading to support children's learning of the English language. Part of this objective is to ensure the reading materials we offer children are relevant, inclusive and representative of the communities in which we live. In the last academic year all of the reading schemes were reviewed and replenished with relevant texts. The final stage of this project is to do the same for the school library.
The award would ensure all children in our school community have access to reading materials that are relevant, inclusive and representative of the communities in which we live. Offering children books that are of interest to them ensures we nurture a live long love for reading.”