PUPILS at one Rotherham school can look forward to an exciting new chapter after being picked to benefit from a “life-changing” new library.
Dinnington Community Primary is one of six schools chosen to take part in the Life-changing Libraries’ project led by Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, best known for the How to Train Your Dragon series.
The aim is to develop a “reading for pleasure” culture, with a new library space at the school to be opened in June with 1,000 varied titles to inspire kids.
Head teacher Sarah Reason said: “Many children’s only experience of reading and literature is what they are exposed to at school, so we feel passionately that this project has the possibility to be life changing for many in our community.
“Finding the right book can be the key to unlocking the world of reading or discovering a new passion.
“Combined with opportunities to meet authors and illustrators, this has the potential to ignite a lasting spark of inspiration.
“We believe that being part of this project will show our community that others are invested in the pupils at Dinnington Primary and reinforce our belief that all children at our school can achieve their dreams. Reading is an escape, and I believe that being part of this project will inject the school with the magic that only books can bring.”
Ms Cowell has been lobbying the Government to show their commitment to levelling up the country by improving primary school library provision to “help children whose future now lies in the balance”, highlighting how one in eight schools have no dedicated library space.