School appeals for help to remodel library

Miss Flemming helping the children to build a book tree. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Miss Flemming helping the children to build a book tree. Picture: Jeremy Long. - Credit: Archant

A school in Nailsea is appealing for businesses to sponsor a shelf in its newly revamped library.

The book tree built by pupils.

The book tree built by pupils. - Credit: Archant

The Federation of Hannah More Infant and Grove Junior Schools is currently remodelling the library to make it more accessible to pupils.

The school, in Whiteoak Way, has raised money to pay for new furniture and books for the facility and it is now appealing for help to pay for shelving.

Abby Murray, special educational needs co-ordinator at the school, said: “Our library is being remodelled to make it more people friendly.

“Some of the furniture in the library is 35 years old. We’ll be putting new furniture in and we’ve also done a book audit, which the children have been involved in.”


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Teachers are planning to spend some of the Easter holidays painting and decorating the library and it is hoped the facility will be ready for the pupils when they return,

To add to library stocks, the school organised a book tree as part of World Book Day.

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Every child was asked to take in a new or second-hand book and wrap it up.

Books were added to a giant pile in the school hall and then each pupil was invited to take a book from the pile to open and take it back to their classroom to share.

Mrs Murray added: “Children were asked to come in with a book – it could be a new book they’d bought, one from their shelf or one from a charity shop. “They were asked to wrap it and take it to the hall at the start of the day. The whole school then took a book to use in their class.”

The Federation of Hannah More Infant and Grove Junior Schools was the third school to receive 100 books through the Times’ Books For Schools campaign.

Staff are now appealing for businesses to sponsor a shelf so they can kit out the new space.

Literacy co-ordinator Laura Flemming said: “We are on a mission to update our rather tired library and could really do with an injection of new materials that are more current and relevant to our children’s interests.

“When complete, we hope to open the library on several lunchtimes each week, providing greater opportunities for borrowing books.” Anyone interested in sponsoring a shelf can contact the school on school@hannahmoreandgrove.co.uk or call 01275 851127.

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