A love for the library
The librarians in our school play a vital role and have become a very important part of team Ranelagh! Each and every day, they give up their own playtimes and lunches to help run not only the school library but also the 100 Books Library located in the front foyer.
TES (Times Educational Supplement), after consulting primary school teachers up and down the country, comprised a list of the top 100 must-read books that all children should read before leaving primary school (for the list in full click here) and Ranelagh, in keeping with this initiative, created a ‘100 Books Library’ of our own in the front foyer. Every playtime and lunchtime, children from across the school come in to choose a book, often recommended by our wonderful librarians, and they read them either at school or at home.
This half term, as a thank you for all the hard work that our librarians do, they were treated to a very special visit to the Stratford Library where they joined children from other schools in learning about Jeff Kinney, the world famous author of the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ books. They enjoyed learning how to illustrate the main character from the story as well as take part in the various book quizzes, testing their knowledge. The event was not only informative but great fun!
And the Stratford Library returned the favour, visiting us last Friday to award those children who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every summer holiday, and encourages children to read over their break. Tasked with reading 6 books in 6 weeks can be a monumental challenge, but not for the children of Ranelagh, as an amazing 19 children were awarded special certificates to verify their completion of the arduous event. Well done!