School Council’s Library Survey . From Northwick Manor Primary School 2014. What we did. We asked 40 children across the school to complete a survey about reading. Here are some of our findings…. Happy!. Stories. Oh no!. What do you think of when you read the word `reading`?.
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From Northwick Manor Primary School
We asked 40 children across the school to complete a survey about reading. Here are some of our findings…
What do you think of when you read the word `reading`?
Fantasy worlds, fairy folk and giants.
I read the blurb.
How do you find books you love to read?
I give them a try.
Recommendations from friends.
I don’t like reading.
We found that from the 40 children that completed the survey, one quarter of them do not own a Library card. If we converted this to the whole school, approximately 150 children do not own a Library card or visit a local Library.
How often do you visit the local Library?
9 8 1
A short book a week.
How often do you read at home?
Twice a day.
2 pages a day!
I read the blurbs of books.
I choose a book.
I read or go on the computer.
I look for promising titles and authors.
I don’t go!
What changes would you like to see in our library to encourage more children to read?
Better advertisements of books.
Reading for a prize.
The library does not look appealing
We need some new books
These are the children's thoughts on our Library's appearance
It needs repainting!
Each month we could have an author in to encourage us to read. We could buy a few new books by that author and put them in the Library.
There could be a competition every term to do with a book, e.g. a piece of artwork or a short amount of writing. Each year group would have a different term to do it in.
Library Club could be held for each Year group every lunchtime. It could be run by Year sixes with an adult on supervision.
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING moment.