1st February 21
Last week, we were hugely grateful to receive a parcel of brand new children’s books donated by Sir John Ritblat (Chairman of Alpha Plus Group) to add to our growing library. One of the areas we have been focusing on as a school is ensuring that pupils are exposed to a range of diverse plots and characters in the books they read and we cannot wait for the children to enjoy these new stories.
About the donation, Sir John Ritblat stated:
“Donating these books, of both classic and contemporary titles, has been a great pleasure for me. The effects of reading on a child’s development are immense — numerous studies have highlighted its benefits. As an avid reader myself, I hope that these books will be a gateway to new knowledge and cultures and, of course, provide a great deal of pleasure in the process.
We must cultivate a taste for reading in these bright, young minds of today for, to paraphrase Ben Okri, reading is one of the greatest acts of civilisation. It takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.
To this end, I wish our pupils all the very best that life can offer them and hope that these books will provide both amusement and much value at the start of their journeys in life.”
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