Posted on: 01/03/12 BY kate

Netherfield Primary do many things including holding regular reading camps. Over to Hannah Madeley : “Every half term we hold a “Reading Camp” for children who have read lots at home. We pitch tents in school, and children get to sleep overnight in the school building! Among other activities, the children get to build a bonfire and learn how to gather kindling and use a fire-strike to light their own fire. After the fire is lit, we sing songs and toast marshmallows! Finally, all of the children snuggle into their sleeping bags whilst we share bedtime stories. This initiative really keeps the profile of reading high in our school and is a really cost-effective way of rewarding children who have a good attitude towards reading.”