Upwell Academy's new library has officially opened
A Fenland school has held an official opening of its new library.
Seven talented, newly appointed, junior librarians joined Upwell Academy’s interim principal Teresa Ellington, as well as the school’s librarian Mrs Roberts, and Davina Fisher the English lead and Reading Champion for a special ceremony to mark the occasion.
It was supported by Nicky O’Regan, deputy chair of the Friends Of School Association (FOSA), Mrs Ward, a member of FOSA and pupils.
Throughout the day children were given the opportunity to explore the library and the new literature on offer.
Children were incredibly excited to be one of the first to get their hands on one of the many new fiction and non-fiction books that have been added to the shelves.
Upwell-based writer Holly Wilkin joined them to speak about how she became a published author and to share her children’s book.
Y4 junior librarian Bethany said: “There is now so much choice in the library, it’s so exciting.”
Her fellow Y4 librarian Lacey added: “Reading offers more than a chance to escape but also to learn. The best thing about our new library is there is a book for everyone.”
Mrs Fisher said: “I believe this is an investment into the future of every pupil here at Upwell Academy, and I’m very excited for our children to take the opportunity to discover their own appreciation for words.”
Miss Ellington and her team are excited to launch their Saturday morning library drop-in in the coming weeks, where the academy will open its library doors to its children and local families.