At Lander Road we love to read and work hard to spread our love of reading with others.
Read on to see some of the many ways in which we encourage each other to read for pleasure...
Our New Libraries Unveiled!
We have been very excited in school about the grand opening of our two new library spaces!
The children, staff and governors have worked together to develop ideas for two attractive and exciting reading areas and we are all delighted with the final results!
Whitespace Consultants, the company who helped us to design and construct the libraries, said, 'We are extremely proud to be part of this exceptional school, helping them to provide a positive climate for learning.'
We were thrilled to welcome Jamie Carragher to officially open our libraries!
Jamie Carragher, retired Liverpool and England footballer and local hero, was born and raised in Bootle. He spoke to the children and staff in assembly about the importance of reading and how he himself reads for pleasure. Jamie read his favourite story aloud and listened as the children sang beautifully for him. After the assembly, Jamie cut the all-important ribbon and enjoyed drinks and nibbles with some of our children.
A huge thank you to Jamie Carragher; it was fantastic to hear one of our local heroes talk so passionately about reading and how important it is to help you succeed.
Book Swap Baskets
We realise that once you have developed an appetite for reading, it can be quite expensive to constantly buy new books to read. At Lander Road we have though carefully about this and we have come up with the idea of having 'Book Swap Baskets' around the school.
In each classroom, we have a basket of books which the children can access and swap books for a book that they have finished with at home. This is an excellent way of recycling books, saving money and encouraging book recommendations amongst the children.
We don't want the adults to miss out, and so staff also have a Book Swap Basket in the staffroom!
Even families can join in and there is a Book Swap Basket now located in the main reception area of the school. Please feel free to contribute to this and enjoy reading a new book for free!