Freeman Library

We believe that reading is key to success in life and actively encourage our students to develop a positive attitude towards reading.

We host library sessions for all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 as part of their English curriculum provision. These sessions run every two weeks and focus on introducing a range of genres and authors, encouraging wider reading and building confidence with reading.

We have a team of enthusiastic Student Librarians who help us to run the library and who are instrumental in spreading the word about reading.

Throughout the year we organise a range of activities and competitions for all students and staff to take part in. Every November we host a Book Fair in the library, working closely with a local independent bookshop. We also host author visits.

Our Year 7 Ink Drinker Book and Writing Club takes part in the Hampshire Book Awards, and our Year 8 and 9 students shadow the Carnegie Award.

National Poetry Day features Year 7 tutor groups going head to head in a choral poetry competition as well as other activities designed for whole-school participation, and World Book Day is an opportunity for every student and teacher to celebrate reading.

We showcase student reading and writing and encourage peer-to-peer book recommendations through eye-catching displays and lunchtime social events, such as Manga Club.

Our library is a welcoming and vibrant place to be and is always busy at break and lunchtimes with happy students from all year groups.

Mrs Morrish and Mrs Hearse
(Library Managers – passionate about reading)

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