Pupils and staff at Northwood College for Girls were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Hillingdon, councillor John Morgan, and the Mayor’s Escort, Mrs Pauline Bianco, to officially open their refurbished centenary library.
Mayor Morgan also gave a talk to the junior school about what is involved in being the Mayor.
In association with the award-winning architects and designers, Envoplan, the school developed a plan to entirely refurbish and redesign the library’s internal fabric and layout.
The project, which began in June, started with the removal of the 15,000 books and associated archives.
The ambitious project saw the library refurbished with new LED lighting, carpets, bookcases, sofas and work tables which has been described by Carlotta Gray, a Year 7 student, as “a wonderful place to study and learn.”
Carlotta added: “It was a great honour to present the Mayor’s Escort, Mrs Pauline Bianco, with a bouquet of flowers. We thank them both for opening our library and for giving us their time to share such amazing and interesting information.”
Headteacher, Mrs Hubble, said: “It is a very special place that plays a central role in school life. We believe that our girls deserve a welcoming space to facilitate both study and reading for pleasure. Research is a fundamental aspect of learning, but providing a beautiful library in which pupils can relax and enjoy reading is also key to our pupils’ wellbeing.”