Funding grant helping Mansfield school to get children reading more

Asquith pupils with some of the books from their new library
Asquith pupils with some of the books from their new library

Asquith Primary School in Mansfield has used a £1,000 grant from One Stop Shop, to create a school library for families, to increase the number of books going home for children to read.

These are kept in a bookcase that is opened up every Wednesday after school and children come with their families to choose a new book each week.

Each child has a card that is stamped every time they swap their book to keep a tally of how much they have read and to build up to rewards for the more they read.

Judith Asquith, a school governor who helps run the library, said : “This is a great opportunity for children to have access to a number of books and to keep regularly swapping reading material.

“We have a few children who help me run the club each week.”

Clare Harding, head teacher, added:

“It has been amazing to see children returning each week to change their books.

“Thanks to One Stop Shop we have a good selection to choose from, something for every age and interest.”