In September 2020 we began working with Larkspur Primary School in Hertfordshire to support a whole school reading project. Over lockdown, children had missed months of school, so this September it felt more important than ever to reconnect children with books and the pleasure of reading. Since the beginning of the academic year we have put wheels in motion to help Larkspur become a school with reading at its heart.
The staff at Larkspur are keen to get more children reading and want all pupils to have access to a diverse selection of books to help inspire them as well as improve their reading ability.
December 2020-This year has been a huge test for us all and with Christmas coming up, we wanted to do something for schools who have endured so much over this past year. As a Christmas gift we sent each Larkspur pupil the gift of a book to take home and enjoy over Christmas.
November 2020-After the success of the welcome back book gifts, we set up a Year 5&6 book club. The group started off with Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans and included a fantastic virtual author visit.
The author visit from Maz was truly amazing and the staff thought it was brilliant, my words to Maz were they were ‘buzzing’.
September 2020-We started by giving a book to each child for the start of their school year. This was a way to welcome the children back to school after an unusual few months, and the gift of a book for each pupil was a way for them to embark on the school’s reading journey.