Sunderland school celebrates launch of library revamp with hope of encouraging pupils to read more

A Sunderland primary school hosted a launch event to celebrate the opening of its revamped library.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 15:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th June 2019, 14:45 pm
Sunday Times Bestselling author Nancy Revell with pupils Fabio, left, from Year five, and Jimmy, from Year six, talking to Nancy about her life as an author.

And Redby Academy pupils welcomed Sunday Times Bestselling author Nancy Revell to the event.

Nancy gave an inspiring speech to the children about the importance of reading and her journey to becoming an acclaimed writer.

The children also relished a question and answer session with the author, who is from Sunderland and continues to live in the area.

Children throughout the school were invited to rename the library and the successful suggestion was ‘Lighthouse Library’ – this aptly reflects the school’s logo.

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Headteacher, Melanie Wight said, “The library launch brought together various members of the school community, all with the same goal – to raise the profile of reading.”

In addition, talented artist and parent of a Year 5 pupil Leanne Udale spent hours of her own time painting well-known book characters on the once bare walls.

These alone have been successful in drawing children in to spend time in the library.

Everyone was said to have had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and the school councillors and librarians now look forward to further developing the library and being a part of its bright future.