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World Book Day? Every day should be a new chapter

World Book Day comes but once a year – but if we really want to instil a joy of reading in our pupils, we should be talking about books every day

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The library in our school is an amazing place. It has huge windows from floor to ceiling, welcoming light and space for classes to spread out and read. Our previous librarian had huge beanbags for readers to sit on. It is a wonderful space and so much different from the rest of the school. But still it is a terrifying prospect for some of our younger children.

We’ve all met that young lad who arrives at secondary school and finds himself locked outside the world of the reader. He browses the shelves aimlessly, completely in the dark about where to start. And how much empathy do we have for him ...

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