A Northwood primary school has finally been able to enjoy its brand-new library, with a grand opening taking place this recent World Book Day.
While students at Eastbury Farm Primary School were kept in social bubbles last year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, headteacher Rebecca Workman set about turning their more traditional library into something much more exciting.
Now that social distancing measures are over, children have finally been able to use the unique woodland-themed space, with a grand opening date on this year’s 25th anniversary edition of World Book Day, Thursday, March 3.
Attending the special ceremony was guest Martin from Timotay Playscapes, who helped design the new library with Miss Workman, as well as the Head and Deputy Head Boys and Girls from the school, all dressed up as famous literary characters for the occasion.
Joining them was also Year 3 student Lucas, who kindly donated the money that would have been spent on his birthday party (unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic) towards the new library development.
Miss Workman said of the new project: “The children and our families couldn’t believe the transformation that had taken place. The lovely new environment has reinvigorated a passion for reading across the whole school.
“A big thank you to our parents and the PTA for helping to raise the money for this invaluable and stunning project!”
The ceremony included speeches from the Head and Deputy Head Boys and Girls and specially baked World Book Day cupcakes were provided as well.