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Ashurst Primary opens new school library

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Ashurst Primary School has unveiled a new library to ensure the pupils’ love of reading is encouraged and enriched.

The library is crammed full of books requested by the children themselves, as well as a range of more traditional children’s literature.

The new computer-based system allows the children to scan their books in and out, helping to develop their independence. It also allows teachers to maintain a log of individual pupils’ reading habits.

Cllr Sue Murphy, Cabinet Member for Schools and Lifelong Learning officially opened the library, which is the first of its kind at the school in many years. “Reading is more than a skill; it nourishes creativity, and I’m delighted that Ashurst Primary is providing the opportunity for this for the benefit of its pupils.”

Also in attendance was a representative from Madeleine Lindley Ltd, a popular supplier of literature to schools, which donated a selection of books to Ashurst Primary in celebration of the commitment shown by the school to inspire its pupils to read.

As part of the opening, children were given the chance to dress up as their favourite characters from literature. Iconic figures such as Harry Potter, Batman and Mary Poppins made an appearance.

“I am delighted that we have been able to provide this exciting new resource for the children of Ashurst” said Pamela Potter, Executive Headteacher, who had dressed as Hermione Granger for the occasion. “The children are so excited and the great selection of books is sure to provide hours of entertainment and oodles of inspiration!”

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