Books galore for primary school

PUPILS at a school passionate about books have plenty of new and different volumes to choose from thanks to a refurbishment of their library.

PUPILS at a school passionate about books have plenty of new and different volumes to choose from thanks to a refurbishment of their library.

The project at Trimley St Mary Primary School has been carried out thanks to a £1,500 donation from the Port of Felixstowe's dock school programme, £2,500 of fundraising by the School Association, which also gives £100 every term for books, and lots of hard work by teaching staff.

The key stage two library has been redecorated, new furniture put in place, and the book shelves restocked with new books of all kinds.

Pop-up book author Robert Crowther - who was spending a day with the young students working on pop-up book projects - officially opened the library.


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Guests included mayor of Felixstowe, Mike Deacon and his wife Anne, the mayoress.

Headteacher Christina Ashford thanked everyone who had been involved in the project.

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She said: “It's been a lot of hard work and has taken a long time because these projects do not happen overnight.

“We are a school where the children enjoy and are passionate about books and this library will help their love of books and transmitting that to others.”

She said the children were involved in all aspects of the library at the school in High Road - including library skills such as helping to run the library, and having lessons in the room, making it an important resource for their learning and pleasure.

As a contrast to today's internet-driven world, the children are taught how to care for books, find information, read for enjoyment and the diversity, but also to read in groups to analyse books, writing styles and authors' intentions.

The school library service had carried out an audit to ensure non-fiction and fiction selections on the shelves were relevant and modern.

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