Gad’s Juniors are making regular visits to the local library as part of their English lessons this academic year.

Each month, students from years three to six, and their teachers, will take the short walk to Higham village library to help strengthen their reading and comprehension skills.

During the hour-long stay, the classmates select a book and borrow it on their own library card, before enjoying some quiet reading time.

Gad’s English teacher Mrs Glynda Cullen said:  “The sessions are going very well and the children are really benefitting from the wealth of resources available at our very own community library.

“By choosing what they read, our students are building on their research and independent thinking abilities – and having a lot of fun finding out about new authors and stories and of course, how a library works.”

Joining a library is free and gives members access to more than two million books, as well as eBooks, audiobooks and an online reference library.

Higham library loans approximately 12,000 items each year and records an average of almost 16,000 visits.

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