Books for Schools Initiative: Craigroyston Primary School

Last Monday, our group had the exciting opportunity to provide new titles to Craigroyston Primary School for our Books for Schools Initiative.

Craigroyston is known for encouraging their pupils to enhance their literacy skills, and supply this initiative by participating in book festivals all year-round. Such events include the Edinburgh International Book Festival, World Book Day, and Book Week Scotland. The age of their pupils ranges from four to twelve, with those in Primary 7 receiving a book of their choice upon leaving.

In 2017, the Deputy Minister and Education Secretary of Scotland, John Swinney, described the school as: ‘A shining example of innovative practice for how we take forward our literacy agenda.’

Craigroyston is situated in Muirhouse, an area of Edinburgh currently in redevelopment after a 2016 report revealed it to be the sixth most deprived ‘datazone’. That hasn’t stopped … Continue reading “Books for Schools Initiative: Craigroyston Primary School”