Why do we teach what we teach? (Our intent)
Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and learning environments. As such, librarians are there to promote the love of reading throughout the school.
How do we teach it? (Our implementation)
Pupil librarians play a key role in the up-keeping of the day-to-day functions of the library. Each librarian has a set schedule in which they actively scan out books being borrowed; scan in returned books and shelve them. They also distribute reserved library books to children around the school. During lunch hours (Tuesdays/Thursdays), pupil librarians also host a series of activities for their peers such as: crosswords/puzzles; active reading; role playing activities and many others. The librarians also participate and lead school wide assemblies, especially during world book day and world book week. During the summer term, the librarians play an active role in the storytelling sessions held every Friday morning from 8.20-8.40. They are also in charge of helping playground staff to monitor the reading shed that is available for children to use during the summer term.
What is the difference that this makes? (Our impact)
Children from all year groups are keen to visit the library and its activities when they are being led by their peers. The librarians practise being young leaders and mentors and come out with a higher sense of responsibility and respect-in line with our school’s core values. They take pride in ensuring that the activities in their school are fun, challenging and fair – allowing everyone to blossom and grow into aspiring learners.