At Hollywood Primary School it’s our ‘Year of Reading’ and we want to instil a love of reading in all our pupils, in order to achieve this we need to inspire and excite them. Our school is a larger than average-sized primary school. Due to increasingly diminishing budgets, we do not have the finance needed to update our classroom reading provision. We would like to raise funds for a collection of KS2 Fiction books that the children can use for free reading and home reading. Children currently in KS1 will benefit from these books as they move up the school. We are aiming to raise £350. This money will help us to buy books that we currently do not have in classrooms, but also keep a reserve to buy new titles that are released as the year goes on, ensuring the children always have something new and exciting to read. Reading is a skill we take for granted, yet one that is essential for being able to get on in life. As a child grows up, being able to read well not only enables them to discover new facts but also opens them up to a world of new ideas, stories and opportunities.