Pensilva Primary Reading Champions

At Pensilva Primary School, we have passionate readers who have many great ideas for improving the reading experience at school even further. To enable the children to communicate their ideas and be fully involved in improving reading we have set up 'READING CHAMPIONS'.


Reading Champions are a group of student volunteers who work with Mrs. Sissons and Miss Tubby to look at ways to make reading opportunities at Pensilva Primary School even better.


Their initial ideas included:


  • reading clubs
  • improving the school library environment
  • competitions to promote reading
  • outside book area
  • surveying the views of all readers across the school
  • having lots of special reading days or mixed age reading activities
  • getting more poetry books

Their first big project...




Currently our Library Champions are working at lunchtimes with Mrs. Sissons to re-develop the main school library environment. They are:


  • re-organising the library space,
  • making the books more accessible by adding them to our Accelerated Reader Programme where possible,
  • ensuring everything is in the correct place, 
  • making sure that there is a great range of poetry, fiction and non-fiction books for all ages,
  • promoting great reads to others and showcasing great books,
  • setting up systems to keep the library organised into the future,
  • updating signage so children know where to locate books.


To enable the children to complete this project, they firstly stocked each classes 'Reading Nook' to make sure all classes had an exciting class library to access, whilst the main school library is closed.


It is a big project but the shared enthusiasm for reading is infectious as additional children are noticing changes they are asking to get involved and are giving their time to help. Our Reading Champions Team is expanding!