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Children at Ochards C of E Academy in Wisbech get complete surprise with book corners in classrooms





Primary school children were given a surprise as new book corners were created thanks to £6,000 of funding.

Orchards C of E Academy in Wisbech was given the opportunity to choose a variety of books for the corners in each classroom thanks to funding provided by the Foyles Foundation.

The launch was a planned surprise for the children, who got a shock when they arrived at school in the morning to find a strange structure covered with a sheet in the corner of the room.

Author Richard O'Neill (front) with pupils, literacy lead Katie Crawley and head teacher Sarah Cullen
Author Richard O'Neill (front) with pupils, literacy lead Katie Crawley and head teacher Sarah Cullen

Head teacher Sarah Cullen said: “The children cheered and squealed as they discovered the range of brand-new books in their classroom.”

The school was also paid a special visit by author Richard O’Neill, who introduced the book corners and children shortly returned to their classrooms for the grand unveiling.

Ms Cullen added: “Richard then went round to visit each classroom and did a story session and allowed each class to choose one of his books to add to their book corners.

“The day was just a buzz of excitement and genuine delight about books.”



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