Library holds key to learning

BOOKWORMS: Author Neil Griffiths reads to Richard Avenue Primary youngsters in their new library.
BOOKWORMS: Author Neil Griffiths reads to Richard Avenue Primary youngsters in their new library.
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YOUNGSTERS at a city school can get stuck into a good book in their new library area.

The pupils at Richard Avenue Primary School were thrilled when they had their new facilities opened by a popular writer.

Karen Todd, headteacher at the Hurstwood Road school, said the new library will be used by the community as well as the youngsters.

She said: “Becoming a successful reader and having a love of books is one of the most important skills a child can ever have. It is a key that opens a magical door to the world outside.

“At Richard Avenue we believe it is essential to support and foster this love and interest together with developing the skills.”

In order to expand the school’s successful Community Learning Facilities, it was decided the library should be moved to another area of the building where it could be extended.

With the support and funding from the East and West ward councillors in the from of SIB funding, together with school contributions, the new library was built.

Popular children’s author and storyteller Neil Griffiths went along to the school to officially open the library and spend time sharing stories with the children, inspiring them to keep reading.

Mrs Todd said she would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the new library, including parents, councillors and the contractors Koru.