Category Archives: Reports from children

Posts written by children participating in the project

Have you found one of our books?

We’ve been giving away books throughout Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig and we’d be delighted to hear from you if you’ve read one.

Our pop up libraries have been giving children and adults books to take away and share by passing them on to a friend.

Inside the books we have put stickers with the address of this blog; so if you’ve recently been given one of our books (by us or someone else) then please leave a comment and let us know which book, where you found it and what you thought of it.

The books have been donated by the library service, schools and members of the public. You can donate at libraries, at the council service point at the Brunton and at East Lothian Council HQ in Haddington. We really welcome children’s books for all ages and all types. Giving children a choice of what to read is one of the best things for encouraging them to spend time with the printed word.

Thanks to everyone who has donated books, volunteered on our pop up libraries and visited us.

New guess the teacher comp at Loretto RC

Loretto RC primary school in Musselburgh has launched a competition for pupils that calls for the finest detective skills.

As part of Reading is Braw, members of staff have chosen their favourite book. Miss O’ Regan has mixed them all up and wants pupils to match the book to the teacher. How will they solve the puzzle? Will they grill their teachers on what they like to read? Will friends team up like “The Famous Five” to solve it together? The competition closes on 21st March and the winner receives 50 house points!

This is the second of two activities started at Loretto for the reading initiative. The first, a “Non Fiction Book Drive” has seen children from across the school bring in some non fiction books. Over the next few weeks, various competitions will be held. It is hoped that some children will participate in a non fiction scavenger hunt. There’s still time to bring in a non fiction book so pupils who haven’t yet done so needn’t worry. loretto rc march 9 loretto rc non fic book drive mar 9

Children do better when they read more and reluctant readers often just haven’t found the right writing yet. Non fiction, comics and magazines are all great ways to practice reading which helps children get more out of school.

Loretto R.C want your non-fiction books

Loretto RC primary school in Musselburgh are making a great start to the “Reading is Braw” project. Many of the children are not only doing the minimum requirement but actually doing more. Well done!

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Newcastle City Library licensed by creative commons.

Next week we are going to have a non fiction book drive. Children are being encouraged to bring in non fiction books so that we can find out what is the most unusual non fiction book, what is the longest non fiction book, what is the funniest non fiction book that we own. We hope to create a gallery of non fiction books in the school and have a scavenger hunt for the children.

If anyone would like to get involved, please email Kate O’ Regan: