At Rockboro, we aim to foster in our children a love of reading from an early age. All children, from Pre-School to J6, have weekly one-hour sessions in our well-stocked school library. Children are allowed to borrow books to take home and encouraged to use the library facilities to research their school projects. We incorporate our “Literacy in the Library” programme into our weekly library sessions, where children at all levels are read aloud to by their teacher or by a parent-volunteer librarian.
Reading aloud to pupils, both younger and older, builds a sense of community, gives the opportunity for group discussions of texts and, above all, provides a pleasurable experience which serves as a basis for a love of literature that children will take with them through their lives.