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Don’t back yourself into a reading corner

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Nobody puts reading in the corner. Or they shouldn’t, anyway – pupils can enjoy reading anywhere in the classroom, says primary teacher Ian Goldsworthy.

Reading corners have graced many a classroom over the past few years. And while the reading corners of yore may have gathered dust and leaking beanbags, a new trend fuelled by the one-upmanship of social media has developed: the reading corner as an art installation.

You, like many others across the UK, may have spent your summer holidays lovingly creating a reading corner that wouldn’t look out of place in a window display at Selfridges.

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