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Lincolnshire Reading Pledge - GANF - Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship

We love reading here at St. Gilbert’s C of E Primary School.

To continue to grow our love of reading and to show our commitment to further develop our reading provision, we have signed up to the Lincolnshire Reading Pledge. The ultimate aim of the Lincolnshire Reading pledge is to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, needs or abilities, becomes a confident, fluent and enthusiastic reader. We are currently working towards our bronze award, please keep an eye out on our Facebook page to see all the wonderful work we are doing towards this.


Meet our Reading Ambassadors

Our Reading Ambassadors are chosen for their love of reading, their willingness to share this passion with others and enthusiasm to promote reading throughout the school. 

"Our first whole school event was to run a competition during our annual Reading Week celebrations."

The Ambassadors launched, promoted and judged their own 'World Spud Day' competition. 

Everyone, all staff included, were invited to decorate a spud in the style of their favourite book character or author. 

Prizes were a selection of books, kindly donated by The little Book Snug, and book tokens, kindly donated by our wonderful PTA. 

We hope you enjoy looking through the winners below.


World Book Day 2023

Reading Breakfast

We were so pleased to welcome families back into school for our 'Reading Breakfast.' We've certainly missed this event during COVID times. 

As usual, it was very well attended, with two sittings to cater for our whole school community. 

A huge thank you to our PTA who kindly provided pastries and refreshments. 


Reading Afternoon

On 6th March 2023, we invited our school families to join us for an afternoon of reading activities. 

The children loved sharing their reading games, story telling skills and exciting book corners. 

Usborne Books - Community Reading Pledge.

A huge thank you to Mrs Freeman, from 'The Little Book Snug' who supported the school by running the community book pledge. 

We raised over £2000, which will buy new books to supplement our reading for pleasure books.

Thank you to the members of our local community who supported us. 

Allison Homes

A representative from Allison Homes came to see all the wonderful books our community book pledge has bought. 

Author Visits

We always have great pleasure in welcoming authors and illustrators into our school. 

Penguin Books

Mrs Smith, from Penguin books, joined our EYFS children. They loved listening to the stories.

Jack's Grandad 

Jack enjoyed sharing his Grandad's new book with the children in Y5/6. We were kindly gifted three copies to keep in school. 

Thank you Jack. 

Stamford Library

Our EYFS children enjoyed a visit to our local library. They loved looking at all the books and learning about how a library works. 

World Spud Day 

A competition led by our Reading Ambassadors. 

We are very proud of everyone who entered. 

Reading Breakfast Fun!

Sharing a book over breakfast is a great way to start the day.

Reading Afternoon Activities

It was great to see so many parents dressed up too!

Community Book Pledge

Look at all these wonderful new books for our children to enjoy.

The children, who are part of our weekly book club, had the pleasure of unboxing and stamping the new books. 

Beach Evans

Beach, who is both an author and an illustrator, came to join our KS1 children. They had a great time learning all about the writing process, from those initial first notes, all the way to a finished book. Beach shared his books with the group and then led the children through an exciting drawing workshop, where they created their own knight character. 

Daniel Williamson 

The children in KS1 enjoyed a lively visit from Daniel. He sang songs and shared many stories with the children.

Stamford Library

We were delighted to welcome Lea, from our town library, to spend an time with our KS1 and Y3/4 children. Lea explained all the wonderful services and clubs our library offers and even gave us a little peek at what the Summer Reading Challenge (always a favourite for us) will involve this year.