Hollydale Primary pupils enjoy new book hut

Katherine Johnston (10 November, 2018) Education

One in four children growing up in the capital has fewer than ten books at home

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Pupils at Hollydale Primary School in Nunhead are making the most of a special new pop-up reading hut.

The school was one of five to receive a book hut from the London Children’s Book Project.

After arriving in October, the hut will remain in place until the Christmas holidays, giving pupils the opportunity to read and take home new books and spend time reading during playtime and after school.

The hut is part of a scheme to give thousands of new and second-hand books to children across London.

One in four children growing up in the capital has fewer than ten books at home.

Research shows that children who grow up in ‘book rich’ homes are ten months ahead in their language skills than those growing up without.

Assistant head teacher Farhana Sultana said: “We are always looking for ways to promote reading and this has really created a buzz as the children are so thrilled that they get to keep the books forever.”

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