Oh please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Roald Dahl, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Danes Hill School believes that a love of reading is key to a good education. Reading for pleasure is key to unlocking a child's imagination and learning potential, and Danes Hill is proud to call itself a 'whole reading school'. Each child has a weekly library session, aimed to encourage reading for pleasure and support independant learning and study skills. Activities include everything from storytimes for the younger years to author visits and creative writing workshops for older pupils.
The library aims to support the development of each child's reading skills, to enable them to discover the joy of reading, and to use non-fiction texts effectively, putting the children in greater control of their own learning and literacy.
The Main School library holds over 14,000 books of fiction and non-fiction. There are two computers for research and independent study, as well as newspapers and comics. Each year a child in Year 8 is awarded the position of Senior Librarian. The Senior Librarian for 2018-2019 is Ethan Pegler.
The Library is open throughout the day and details of opening times are located outside the door.