Thursday, 23 November 2017

Mayor opens new library at school

A REFERENCE library at Trinity School in Henley was officially opened by the Mayor on Friday.

A REFERENCE library at Trinity School in Henley was officially opened by the Mayor on Friday.

It has been stocked with more than 600 new non-fiction books and 700 fiction titles. Fund-raising by the Friends of Trinity School raised more than £15,000 for the project.

Councillor Stefan Gawrysiak congratulated staff and parents, adding: “It is important to encourage a love for reading and a love for learning.”

Mel Gadsby, the school’s English co-ordinator, led the project after an Ofsted report last year suggested the Vicarage Lane school needed to offer more opportunities for independent research. The library has been created inside the computer suite to allow pupils to use both books and the internet for research.

Mrs Gadsby said: “It is extremely exciting as the new space gets the children involved in reading. I know that a lot of them were doing research on the computer before but it is nice for them to gain experience in using reference books.”

Former school governor John Smith was a special guest at the opening and Shiplake author Simon Kernick gave a presentation to pupils about the importance of reading.

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