Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library has adopted a special way for boys and their parents to bond within the framework of literacy. By featuring books at breakfast, boys and their parents are given the chance to celebrate text by meeting authors, discussing books and enjoying breakfast all before the working day begins.
By Alison Boyd-Boland, Dean of English
“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine” – Emily Dickinson.
Emily Dickinson’s comment captures what is at the heart of the study of English and literature – a recognition of the power of the written word to convey meaning, to transport us to other times and places, and to inspire and extend our thinking.
With Literacy and Numeracy Week just around the corner (4 to 10 September 2017) we look at Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library and how it inspires lifelong learning and a love of reading. Delivering collections and innovative programmes that celebrate text, promote literacy, and support teaching and learning, the cutting-edge Library has a three-pronged approach to enriching the student experience.
Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library continues to inspire lifelong learning and a love of reading through innovative programmes that celebrate text and promote literacy, particularly amongst boys. Discussing books at breakfast is just one way the School promotes literacy.
This week, as part of the 10-day Trinity Arts Festival, Trinity boys and their families enjoyed croissants and crime for breakfast at the Library’s second books@breakfast event, designed to provide students and their parents the opportunity to meet accomplished authors, discuss books and enjoy a light breakfast all before the working day begins.
How involved should you be in your child's education? When should you step up and when should you step back? Is it better to be involved in your child’s schooling at school, or at home? Knowing how involved to be in your child’s school can be difficult to determine – you want your child to feel supported, but at the same time you want them to develop independence. So how do you find a balance?
Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library has found a unique way to engage the school community and give them the opportunity to meet authors, discuss books and enjoy breakfast all before the working day begins.
Parents can have a profound impact on their son’s literacy learning, especially in relation to reading. Parents are essential in delivering the ‘reading for pleasure and purpose’ message to boys.
Literacy is at the core of learning. As a parent, you can have a profound impact on your son’s literacy learning, especially in relation to reading.
Evidence from around the globe has shown that boys, in general, demonstrate weaker literacy skills in comparison with girls. At Trinity our emphasis is on ‘which boys’ rather than ‘all boys’, as we acknowledge the individual needs boys bring to their literacy learning, as well as their unique social and cultural backgrounds.