12 Feb

“Wow” has been the catch cry for students and staff when seeing the ‘new look’ Library for the first time.

New furniture, resources and layout
The introduction of booth seating, new ottomans and tables, extra shelving and the central feature – a ‘Linea Colosseum’ –  have been well received, with the library packed at lunchtime and classes enjoying the redeveloped space in library lessons.

Supporting different learning styles
The new open feel with comfortable seating, learning pods and quiet areas where children can curl up with a good book, will suit the diverse needs of students and their learning styles.

More to come throughout the year
The upgrade was possible through a successful grant application and further work is scheduled to be carried out to improve lighting and other areas during the year so please watch this space!

Comments from students and staff:

 “It looks fancy. I love the new couches.” Aasha 6EB

“The Library is amazing… Can’t wait to have library lessons.” Arabelle 4BS

“I love the new design and the couches and the cool place in the middle.” Isla 6EB

“I think the new look of the library is absolutely fantastic. I especially like the new couches.” Amelia 3SG

“I want to cry it’s so good.” Stavros 6MH

“It truly looks stunning.” Helen Finlay

Article by Annette Mesecke, Information Specialist