Our Library Opening in the News

There have been some lovely articles published in the  news about our new library including this from Lancashire Life.

http://www.lancashirelife.co.uk/out-about/the_fight_to_keep_lancashire_s_libraries_open_1_4899829

I also received a lovely email from Lancashire Library Services who helped us to design the library.

 

I’m so pleased the opening of your new school library was a success.

The article in the March edition of Lancashire Life magazine really promotes the school as a reading school. I’m sure the children are enjoying their new resource.

We are so impressed with the photograph of Frank Cottrell Boyce reading to the pupils in the library.  It highlights reading for pleasure perfectly!

 

They certainly are enjoying the library – and just look at our Year 2 children (and Miss Bibby) in the library on World Book Day.

When I look at these photographs I feel so proud of our team.  We have worked hard to never lose sight of reading for pleasure.

The Official Opening of the School Library

 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in the opening of our new library last week.  Some days are truly special – and our library opening was one of those days. The PTFA and Plackitt and Booth booksellers were instrumental in the organisation of the day. The children enjoyed a fabulous day working with authors and actors and I know that it will further develop their love of reading and writing.

The visiting authors gave us some fabulous feedback about our school and our children, one of our favourites was Frank Cotterel Boyce telling us we had “lovely ‘polite and lively’ children” The visitors even took the time to contact Plackitt and Booth to say how much they enjoyed the event. The Macmillan representative Andy said: “Wonderful school, lovely engaging teachers, honestly one of the best I’ve been to.” and Lizz from Bloomsbury said: “It was a fabulous day and Mark Powers and I had a brilliant time. It was great to see a whole school so committed to reading.” Such wonderful remarks – we are so proud of all our children.

The cake competition and sale that took place on Wednesday raised a total of £293, which will go towards buying resources for the library. Thank you to everyone who baked or bought—please collect your tins and containers from the school office. We also asked our children to guess what the artist was painting in the school library and to draw their own design. We would like to say thank you to all the children who took part. There were some imaginative and very creative entries. However, the winning entry was designed by Sophie in Foundation Stage – congratulations!

We have asked if the books sold on the day can be added to Accelerated Reader for quizzing. Sadly, we as a school don’t do this, Accelerated Reader design the quizzes and add them. We can request books, and Miss Duncan has already done this, but in our experience this can take some time and these books were ‘hot off the press’ especially for our opening.

I know lots of our children are now big fans of the authors that visited and I found this article, written by Frank Cotterell Boyce fascinating, I think the children will too…

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2016/apr/04/frank-cottrell-boyce-scrapbook-sputniks-guide-to-life

Dan Worsley visit to Key Stage 2

This morning we were delighted to welcome, local author, Dan Worsley into our assembly. It was fascinating to hear about his writing journey, from gathering his ideas, writing, editing, illustrating and publishing his books…a process that takes him months. We heard about his books and met his new character, Eric Appleby. We look forward to working with Dan throughout this year.

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