With a tree of knowledge, a wise old owl, a Green Man and wood sprite the newly refurbished Junior Library at Bramcote Junior School is now an inviting place for children to enjoy stories and let their minds and imaginations roam free. The Friends of Scarborough College have generously supported the school enabling them to be able to rejuvenate the library and also ensure that works of great writers adorn the new tree shelves; from Roald Dahl to Shakespeare, Harry Potter to Tracy Beaker or collections of poetry and tomes of non-fiction, there really is something for everyone.
Mrs Nixon, Headmistress of Scarborough College, was delighted to officially open the library as part of the school’s World Book Day celebrations. In her address to the children she said ‘I have been an English teacher throughout my career, and one of the greatest gifts you will receive at school is the opportunity to read. It is a wonderful way to lose yourself in adventures and strange, new worlds! It has been wonderful to see our Junior pupils dressed as their favourite characters and talking passionately and knowledgably about a vast collection of books which they have all enjoyed reading.’
Mr Davey, Headmaster of Bramcote Junior School said, ‘In a technological age where toddlers learn how to use tablets before they can read, it is wonderful to open a library which offers our children a safe haven from the modern world where they can immerse themselves in literature, in the old fashion way.’
‘Many thanks must also go to the Friends of Scarborough College for their help with this project. The library has been given a new lease of life with a beautiful reading tree created by our resident joiner, Mr Jon Rewcroft, plus new shelves, seating areas and many new books. We hope that these new improvements will help create confident, enthusiastic readers and engage children in life-long learning.’ Mrs Jenny Robinson, Scarborough College Librarian.
A book is a doorway into another world; the words transport their reader to adventures in new countries, amazing people with exciting lives, new ideas, new experiences and all from the safety of their new library.