New adventures to discover - author opens new school library - The Solihull Observer

New adventures to discover - author opens new school library

Solihull Editorial 13th Jul, 2023   0

BOOKWORMS at a Castle Bromwich school can get lost in worlds of adventure, history and fantasy after a new library was opened.

Author Alan Stott cut the ribbon and officially opened St Mary and St Margaret’s Primary School’s new library during a special ceremony where all pupils and staff came together.

The Southfield Avenue school’s Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) has raised thousands of pounds to totally refurbish the library from top to bottom including brand new furniture.

The funds also paid for an upgrade and boost to the school’s reading stock to give children more books to discover and enjoy, including children’s newspapers and magazines, books from all cultures and genres, poetry, non-fiction and a super range of graphic novels.

The whole project was overseen by Ian Sketcher from the PTA who was the chief fundraiser for this project.

Mark Street, headteacher, said: “Seeing the enthusiasm of our children to explore the library and to delve into the fabulous and diverse range of books we now have has been so rewarding.

“And even better is the way so many children are now regularly settling down in the various special reading spaces and just enjoying a good read.

“The reading tree house is a particular favourite – so much so that we’ve been having to restrict the amount of time children can spend reading in there so that everyone gets a turn.

“I can’t tell you how grateful we are to our PTA and to those who have donated so generously to make this possible.

“It is so good seeing such a genuine excitement and love for reading across such a wide range of children.”


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