A Dorset school has turned over a new leaf with its refurbished library.
Following a successful fundraising campaign, the children at Colehill First School in Wimborne are now enjoying a much improved reading experience.
The £1,600 improvements have seen the library transformed into a woodland wonderland.
It now boasts new woodland themed furniture, complete with log shape cushions, walls painted like a forest plus new children-friendly shelving and storage units.
Movingly, the new library also includes a new reading chair in memory of long serving chair of governors Gordon Richards, who served the school from 1978 until he sadly died in 2014.
Headteacher, Andrew Turrall, said: “The children absolutely love the new library and they really look forward to going in it and reading.
“Our school was built 12 years ago and library has remained largely unaltered so this was a much needed make-over.
“The library is now a much more colourful and fun environment that’s designed with our children in mind.
“We are also very pleased that we have a lasting memorial to our former chair of governors, Gordon Richards, who is sadly missed and fondly remembered.”
Children at the school came up with a novel idea for raising the funds for their library.
Their money making venture was launched last March with a real page turner – a three day read-a-thon, culminating on World Book Day.
Six months on and the full £1,600 was raised thanks to the children, their parents and the friends of Colehill First School.
Colehill First School is one of seven First and Middle schools in the Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Hayeswood First School, Allenbourn Middle School, St John’s First School, Merley First School, St Michael’s Middle School and Witchampton First School.
WAT was formed in March 2015.
All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
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