New library at primary school

Article dated Monday Dec 4, 2017 at 03:11 PM

Young bookworms at Thackley Primary School will now be able to curl up with a book in their new state-of-the-art library.

Guest of honour, Bradford’s very own Adrian Edmondson will officially open the new library.

Adrian lived on Highfield Road as a child before achieving fame as a comedy actor, winner of BBC’s MasterChef and is currently playing the role of Malvolio in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Twelfth Night. He has recently written a very well received children's book called Tilly and the Time Machine which some children in KS2 have been reading.

The library, which has the capacity for 3000 books, is three times bigger than the previous library and is now fully accessible to all as it is situated on the ground floor.

Head of School, Annette Patterson said: "We hope our new school library will become the heart of Thackley Primary School. It will absolutely improve the children’s learning experiences and we really can’t wait for it to be finally open!

"A well-stocked, well-designed and well-used library will have a lasting affect on generations of children at the school. It will help us to foster a love of reading in all of our children which we know is so vital."

The new school library will be open during and after school and will be appointing new junior librarians to look after the library and their all-new, broad selection of books.

A special launch event will be held at Thackley Primary School on Thursday, 7 December at 12 Noon to mark the opening. The event will include a ribbon cutting with Adrian Edmondson, a question time with some of the pupils and a book signing opportunity to find out more about what some of the children think about their new library!

Bradford Council's Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment and Skills, Coun Imran Khan said: "Congratulations to the staff, pupils, parents and carers at Thackley Primary School who have worked together to make the new library possible and encourage a love for reading. I am sure all the children will embrace the new area and it will become the heart of the school and full of bookworms."

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