Treloar’s primary children mark World Book Day with new Forest Library
Treloar’s primary children have started celebrating World Book Day early. In readiness for COVID restrictions easing soon, our new Forest Library has been installed in the Sensory Garden. The Forest Library, very generously funded by the Worshipful Company of Glovers, has 5 large wooden bird box houses which hold books specially selected to suit a wide range of ages.
Outdoor learning is an important part of the curriculum at Treloar’s. Our new Forest Library will encourage our students to develop language and important reading habits outside of the classroom.
Some students may find it difficult to read in a classroom environment, which can at times be noisy and distracting. The Forest Library will help them to develop listening and reading skills in a peaceful and natural environment.
Children will gain an understanding that reading does not always have to be part of a lesson, they can read for pleasure. The outdoors offers an inspiring, engaging and multi-sensory environment which is essential for teaching a child the foundation of their reading skills.
In the future we hope the Forest Library will be an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the wider community, we are hoping to develop links with other schools and invite them to use our Forest Library. We are hoping our Forest Library will inspire other schools to do the same.
There will also be opportunities for some of our college students to assist with running the library, providing them with valuable work experience.
In the photos, the children are dressed as their favourite characters, Theo is Where’ s Wally? Dexter is dressed as Captain Thomas Moore, Elin is dressed as Princess Elin the character of her book and Noah is Pete the Cat. Across the Treloar’s campus students will be dressing up as book characters, taking part in book quizzes and story-telling sessions. In the College, art students will be learning about graphic novels and art inspired books for World Book Day.