Awards for Hastings and Ninfield schools for success in literary scheme

Two schools have won awards in recognition of their success with a schools literacy scheme.

Friday, 12th July 2019, 4:41 pm
Jane Spiers & Fern Freeman of Ninfield CE School. Laura Renesto of The Baird Primary Academy presented by Ben Arnold of 3D Recruit. Sussex Teacher of the Year 2019 at Jurys Inn, Waterfront, Brighton, Sussex. Picture Submitted by: Martin Apps - Countrywide Photographic SUS-190807-105501001

Ninfield School won the Buster’s Book Club Best Newcomer award, and Laura Renesto, of Baird Primary Academy in Hastings, won the Best Staff Champion award.

The awards were presented at the Jurys Inn Waterfront Hotel in Brighton.

Run by educational charity Inspire Schools, Buster’s Book Club uses competitions and other incentives to encourage primary school pupils to spend more time reading for pleasure at home.

Prizes include celebrity storytime visits, and tickets to visitor and leisure attractions such as Summerfields Leisure Centre and Source Park BMX centre.

Kay Devine, Buster’s Book Club coordinator, said: “Many, many congratulations to both schools. They thoroughly deserve this recognition for the commitment and enthusiasm they have shown in embracing Buster’s. They have recorded impressive numbers of reading minutes with the club, and I am sure this is having a significant impact on their pupils’ literacy performance.”

Pupils from Ninfield School will soon be treated to a storytime session with children’s author Vashti Hardy, creator of the Brightstorm and Wildspark books.

To find out more or to register, visit or call 0844 264 0292.

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