Holy Cross Officially Opens Book Shack

What an amazing start to the year. All of our pupils have come back to school eager to learn and the new changes we have made to ensure the safety of our pupils, families and staff have not slowed down their learning.

Over the summer holidays, staff at Holy Cross worked hard to develop a Book Shack in our playground. Our aim is to encourage reading during play and lunch time. And what a hit it has been! The children have thoroughly enjoyed going into our Book Shack to read new and exciting stories.

To make sure we could open our Book Shack in line with safety regulations, we have ensured our Book Shack is thoroughly cleaned after each use, we limit 2 pupils for each session and ensure pupils hand sanitize on entry and exit.

At Holy Cross, reading is at the heart of everything we do! From our Whole Class Reading sessions every morning at 8:55 to our pacey and engaging phonics lessons, our Book Shack is just an extra addition to ensure pupils love reading!

We are very fortunate to have so many wonderful reading volunteers who give up their time selflessly to come in and listen to our pupils read one to one on a weekly basis.

On Thursday two of our reading volunteers, Karen Smith and Darren Butcher, came in to officially open our Book Shack by cutting the ribbon. The grand opening did have to be in line with COVID19 safety measures so there were no children or parents present. But we hope that, by sharing these photos, the grandeur of our opening can come across.

Karen Smith and Darren Butcher officially opens the hut

Story and images from Holy Cross School