At Hunslet Moor we recognise and value the importance of developing partnerships with other schools in the local authority in order to develop and share the skills and expertise of our school staff. Arooj (meaning rising up) is a project with a cluster of schools across Leeds, working together to focus on raising standards in teaching and learning in order to promote the best possible outcomes for all pupils, including those pupils with English as an additional language.
This year, the Arooj group of schools is working together to focus on raising standards in reading, promoting a love of reading for pleasure with all our pupils and developing the breadth of reading opportunities we provide our children with. Many of our children have taken part in Arooj writing competitions; composing original poems and stories and producing beautiful calligraphy. Three of our pupils have been shortlisted as finalists in this competition – attending the final at Leeds City Hall!
At Hunslet Moor Primary school we have launched a whole school book corner competition each term in order to raise the profile of reading and provide all children with an inspiring and comfortable place to enjoy a book. There have been some exciting, creative and inspiring book corners created across school! The competition was judged by the school council and Miss Darley, who were pleased to announce Class I as the winning class in the Autumn term and Class E as the winning class in Spring!
See photographs of the winning book corners below!