Bookworms Benefit from New Reading Huts
Thanks to the generosity of a number of King’s Hall parents, we have installed a delightful outdoor reading area adjacent to the school library. Within this space, pupils are encouraged to read and relax under the watchful eye of School Librarian, Mrs Marcuccilli.
The two wooden huts and accompanying hammocks point readers to a spectacular view of the front lawn and to the glorious Blackdown Hills beyond. Each hut is embellished with a sign created by the pupils, “Hogwarts” and “Narnia” being the names of choice, as well a handful of colourful cushions – perfect for hunkering down with a good book.
The huts have already proved popular: children’s author, P.G. Bell, best known for his adventure series The Train to Impossible Places, recently popped in to the reading huts during his visit to the school; and even Snoops has been causing chaos in the cosy cabins.
Commenting on the new facility, Head of Development at King’s Schools, Julian Mack said: “One of the things all educationalists agree on is the importance of developing reading habits in young children. The new reading area is there to encourage the magic of reading in a less formal setting, and I truly hope the children will derive much joy from immersing themselves in stories there.”
Having completed all three phases of the adventure playground, our Development Office is now on the hunt for the next magical enhancement. If you have any ideas or are able to help out in any way, please do contact us on 07767 243 387 or click here.
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