Reading for Pleasure

'Step through a book into a world of adventure.'

...We set out to create a space which would celebrate books, inspire children to read and fire their imaginations. (click on the images to enlarge)

We have completed a list of books that we think will fire a child's love of reading. The list is by no means exhaustive. Please click on Recommended Reading 2019 to download.

 

The aim of our library is to foster a love of books and reading in children. The school was part of a Wiltshire 'Reading for Pleasure' pilot study. This was a response to some major government research on reading for pleasure, which you can find here. (external web link). Here is our Reading for Pleasure policy. Click here to see details of how we teach reading. 61 children completed the Calne Summer Reading Challenge in 2019.

Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman visit

A visit in October 2015 from this year's Carnegie Medal winning author Tanya Landman - one of our children's favourites.

William Grill

William Grill, author and illustrator visited Holy Trinity.

 

Credits

This project has been a true collaboration between many talented individuals and groups:

Fundraising .................... Friends of Holy Trinity Academy

Shelves ...........................Calne Antiques

Fireplace renovation .......Geoffrey Stephenson

Art..................................Josh Simpson (inside), Maria Sunderland (outside)

Books and inspiration......Mr Shore

Electrics..........................Stephen Biffen

Carpentry.......................Ronan Doherty

Grandfather Clock........Woodie Clocks

Secret door......................fauxbookdoors.co.uk

Heating...........................Swift of Devizes

Book donations................Thank you to all the parents and others who have donated a copy of a book they loved as a child. There's always room for more...

Upcoming Events


  1. Non-uniform Day – Children in Need

    15 November @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Children in Need

    15 November @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. School Disco

    15 November @ 3:30 pm - 6:45 pm
  4. Non-Uniform Day – Please bring in a jar of sweets for the Christmas Bazaar.

    22 November
  5. School Quiz

    22 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm