Tree of knowledge at Earlston

Earlston High School literacy champion Robert Miller under the tree book shelf in the new reading retreat
Earlston High School literacy champion Robert Miller under the tree book shelf in the new reading retreat

Robert Miller, part of an intrepid team of year six ‘literary champions’ at Earlston High School, enjoys a famous classic in the school’s new reading retreat.

The facility is designed to allow pupils to read for pleasure – not just because the curriculum tells them to – and includes an SBC-funded drinks machine for warming cups of hot chocolate, comfy sofas and an eye-catching tree-shaped bookshelf – designed by the school’s caretakers and built by pupils. See P15 for another look at the innovative area.

Earlston High School reading retreat, Head Teacher Justin Sinclair, Debbie Hosie and Jeanetter Lothian from catering and English and Literacy PT Laura McDougal with the literacy champions in the new reading retreat

Earlston High School reading retreat, Head Teacher Justin Sinclair, Debbie Hosie and Jeanetter Lothian from catering and English and Literacy PT Laura McDougal with the literacy champions in the new reading retreat