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Kingswear Pupils Ready to Read!

Pupils due to start school in September at Kingswear Primary School are getting a head start on story telling with the gift of a personal library of books. Research shows that the early development of vocabulary is key to a child’s confidence and academic progress throughout their whole school life. Having books in the home is also known to have a huge impact on children’s confidence with reading and even their wellbeing: studies have shown that those who read for pleasure have higher levels of self-esteem and a greater ability to cope with difficult situations.

In order to give every child the best start, the school gave the gift of 31 books to children attending their transition sessions so that they can enjoy them over the holidays before coming to school in September.

Head of School, Sarah Lord, said: “We believe every child deserves the opportunity to thrive and we know that reading has so many benefits, from the development of speech, language and communication skills, to the social and emotional advantages of time spent with caregivers sharing a book. It also allows children to experience the wider world and sparks their imagination and creativity. By giving every child a library of books, we give them all an equal opportunity to thrive.”

Kingswear Primary School caters for children from age 3 to 11. School places and funded places for 3 year-olds in their teacher-led Early Years Foundation Stage Unit School are available for a September start.