Beeston Fields Primary & Nursery School receive gift of 400 Books!

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  • Posted on: March 8, 2022
  • Partnership: Flying High Partnership

Children at Beeston Fields Primary & Nursery School had something extra to celebrate on World Book Day following a whopping book donation.

In total 400 hundred books were donated to the school by ‘Chase Rewarding Futures School Libraries Programme’, a scheme created by The National Literacy Trust with funding from Chase and with the support of children’s publishers, Puffin.

The school’s Acting Head Teacher, Heidi Ackroyd, says this donation will boost resources for children to read for pleasure, an area the school champions with its pupils.

She said, “Reading for pleasure is one of the school’s top priorities and helps children in all of their studies. We are delighted to have received the donation of books and gave the library a complete makeover in time for World Book Day. As the children came into school, they were excited by the news of a surprise that had been hinted at on our class communication channel.”

Heidi says that children from each year group attended the grand opening of the revamped library and pupil Javai Liburd, a Year 6 pupil and the pupil English Ambassador, was given the honour of cutting the ceremonial ribbon.  Javai said, “The new library is cool, and it has so many different books for everyone to enjoy.  I like how all the books are organised into categories. It’s great to have so many complete sets by famous authors.”

Year 4 Teacher and Reading Champion, Joanne Curtis, has been working with the Chase Programme, and says that the donation has galvanised children’s interest in reading new books.   “Children who enjoy reading achieve more in their school career.  We are committed to fostering a love of reading amongst all of our Beeston Fields family and the new library is a great first step into encouraging the next generation of book fans.”

As part of the programme the school will also receive additional library furniture and access to audiobooks and ebooks.

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