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Library Grand Opening

The new Learning Library was officially opened with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday 23rd September. Pupils at the school entered a competition to win the honour of cutting the ribbon at the opening event. The winning entry was chosen by the school council, who were inundated with photos from pupils showing themselves reading a book in their favourite place. 

 After the ribbon was cut pupils were able to access the library and all its fantastic new resources. Those in Key Stage 4 were able to use the tablets and choose from a fantastic range of books to support the curriculum. The younger pupils have access to story bags that were developed last year; these bags contain not only a favourite book but also props to help with the story telling and have been a big hit in class. 

 The opening of the new learning library and the resources have been developed as part of the school’s drive on literacy. It builds on work during last year’s lockdown where every pupil was sent a book to ensure every child could continue to enjoy stories whilst at home and the story bags that were shared with classes last year. The quality of the resources and the IT, including the large screen, have been made possible by many generous donations. 

The Principal, Neil Sykes said “We are very grateful for all the hard work and generous donations from the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentists and friends Dr. Sanjay & Dr. Nikhil Sethi at Square Mile Dentist Centre towards our new Learning Library. The new library is a fantastic resource that will help ensure our pupils develop all important literacy and communication skills, coupled with the ‘joy of reading’.” 

 

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