Every Thursday lunchtime the library runs a ‘Book Pix’ club where pupils meet, eat their lunch and watch a film or TV show together. The film or TV show must be adapted from a novel or graphic novel/manga and have an age-appropriate rating e.g.: U, PG or 12A.
Pupils vote on the films we watch and recent screenings include: Black Panther, Ready Player One, The Hobbit and the Grinch.
Also to help the school achieve silver/gold reading school status the library hosts a literacy drop-in every Monday where our senior literacy ambassadors are on hand to offer support with homework and reading.
The library also celebrates literacy/health and wellbeing events throughout the year, such as Book Week Scotland, World Book Day etc, Pride, Dyslexia Awareness by hosting a ‘Reading Lunch’ where pupils and staff can meet, eat their lunch, and read a book.
Reading for pleasure has many different benefits – from the academic to the social. Pupils who read regularly are proven to do better at school in their class work and exams than those who do not. Furthermore, reading for pleasure increases empathy and communication skills whilst also improving mental health through relaxation and concentration.