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Middleton pupils wowed by school library makeover

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Inspiring youngsters to pick up a book and rediscover their love of reading after staff at a Middleton school gave the library a makeover.

Jayne Hill, head of school at Middleton Church of England Primary Academy, said: “We know that encouraging our pupils to read for pleasure is one of the most important ways we can help our pupils to become readers for life, help with spelling, provide them with examples of types of writing and allow them to become lifelong, independent learners.

Children reading at Middleton Primary School (45380959)
Children reading at Middleton Primary School (45380959)

"I was keen for our library to be a space where pupils wanted to go and spend time but also make it easier for them to select the types of books they like to read. When books are just alphabetical, it can be difficult to choose if you do not know the name of a specific author."

Jayne worked with a teaching assistant at the school on art projects to give the library a new look. She said: "We worked hard together to produce some results which made the children say, "Wow!" as they entered. The children love it and their reading environment is enjoyable. We plan to refresh the books each half term."

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