Staff and pupils at Holy Cross are delighted to announce they have been awarded £300 to spend on high-quality reading books for the school.
The grant was given to the school after a successful application by our Literacy Lead and Willow class teacher, Miss Travers.
The Siobhan Dowd Trust aim to encourage reading for pleasure and the money has to be spent at an independent bookshop with the children selecting their own books.
On Thursday, Willow Class had a real treat when they travelled to Bags of Books children’s bookshop in Lewes in an old Routemaster double decker bus.
Headteacher, Mrs Cathy Dart, watched the children board the bus and waved them off.
The children were in safe hands as driver, Pat is well known to the school and has driven Holy Cross pupils on numerous trips over the years, it was history in the making, as never before have the children travelled in such style, in such an iconic British bus.
We look forward to perusing the books after half term. Hopefully, all the books chosen will be great page-turners!
The School said “We are so very grateful to Siobhan Down Trust for the money to develop reading for pleasure in our school”.