School enjoys author visit to celebrate new books

PUBLISHED: 17:30 03 November 2017

Worlebury Primary School's new library being opened by poet Ashley Harold.

Worlebury Primary School's new library being opened by poet Ashley Harold.


A poet, performer and children’s author joined children at a school in Worlebury to celebrate its new range of books.

A F Harrold put on workshops to inspire budding readers and writers at Worlebury Primary School.

The school has spent around £10,000 adding a wide range of new books to its library stocks.

Pupils have also been given library cards so they can begin borrowing titles.

Deputy head Joanne Thorne said: “We were a first school, so we had a very infant-based library which was not very suitable for our older children.

“We used money from the school budget and the PTA also raised money with cake sales and fairs.

“The children have all got their own library cards. We are really excited about it.

“Reading is vital for children. It’s a gateway to the rest of the curriculum. We are desperate for the children to start taking out the books now.”

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 15:52

The sky above Weston Cricket Club will once again become a flurry off bright, colourful lights and loud bangs.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:44

Four Weston-super-Mare men have been jailed for trying to sell cannabis.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:32

A crafty initiative set up to spread kindness around the town is encouraging people to paint a poppy on a pebble to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Keen knitters have been busy making poppies which will cover a Weston church to mark the end of World War One.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:33

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from August 21 to September 3.

Read more
In The Dock
Yesterday, 07:00

Plans for 200 houses and a medical centre would ‘destroy’ a village’s ‘character’ after the landowner’s agents announced its plans to appeal the decision.

Read more
Mon, 20:00

One of the most nerve-shredding horror movie characters has been reborn again for a terrifying film which will hit cinema screens this autumn.

Read more
Mon, 19:25

Weston will face Harrogate Town or Wrexham in the first round of the FA Cup.

Read more
Mon, 17:00

A life-saving emergency service is looking for people to join its ranks as one of the busiest stations in the South West.

Read more
Mon, 15:31

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will orchestrate a World War One centenary commemoration in Weston-super-Mare, remembering those who died in battle with a poignant display on the beach.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists