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.

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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.”

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