By Jill Dando News
Happy Weston-super-Mare pupils can now enjoy their new ‘Cosy Corner’ for reading after the first stage of their new library was completed
Castle Batch Primary School Academy have two very comfortable big chairs as the centrepiece alongside a brand-new library area along with hundreds of exciting books.
The pupils are already enjoying reading classic children’s books such as The Gruffalow, Monkey Puzzle, and The Knight who wouldn’t Fight, in the new area known as the ‘Cosy Corner’.
The area has super comfy cushions, bean bags, excellent lighting and rug, all funded by Friends of Castle Batch.
Eventually, when phase three is completed, an entire class can enjoy reading all together.
Neville Coles, CEO of The Priory Learning Trust, this week read stories from the library to a group of pupils as they enjoyed the new library for the first time.
He said: “This is a superb library area and the pupils will really be able to relish their reading. Reading is for life and we are eager to see all pupils enjoying all varieties of stories and books.
“The Priory Learning Trust are committed to the daily reading programme in all our schools.
“It is so important to get children reading and loving reading early and it’s especially key to make sure that this love transmits into the secondary sector.
“At each of our secondary schools – Priory Community School Academy, Worle Community School Academy and The King Alfred School Academy, all our students for at least twenty minutes per day.”
Principal Sally Taylor said: “We are delighted at this library area. We have created a beautiful cosy and comfortable space in which to enjoy our books where the pupils can really relish their reading.”
The Friends of Castle Batch have helped to raise money for the improvements, which are in three stages.
Castle Batch became part of The Priory Learning Trust two years ago and have since enjoyed a raft of school improvements.