Lovely lovely piece here above about well known children's books to spur us all on:
To be who we want to be
To believe in ourselves
To made the most of every minute we have
To have awfully big adventures
To know that, often, its good to be home
To read and read and read
It's a lovely and precious thing to be able to be surrounded by books. Very lucky to have had that privilege. It definitely makes a difference to our children's reading culture.
But, as schools well know it doesn't happen like that for everyone. Thinking about immersing children in books through their childhood is something that's becoming more unattainable for many families as they're struggling in sparser and sparser times. So that's why schools have to be that book retreat, that book surrounding, book loving, reading encouraging reading CENTRE for children. You have to have books out and about to do this....just like Langer. Libraries, readng challenges, book corners, book swaps and book displays all do this so keep it up lovely Langer and all those other 'bookish' schools.
Equal opportunities - books for all in school :-)