Every school needs a library, and it's always depressing when I hear about schools getting rid of them, or new schools being built without one. Here in rural Devon,of course, a lot of the schools are very small, and don't have much space for a library. So I was very pleased when Richard Arundell, the head teacher at Buckfastleigh Primary, invited me along last Tuesday to open his school's new, improved library.
I did an assembly with the school, too, but I didn't write a speech because
Then off to the library, where I got to cut AN ACTUAL RIBBON (though I didn't get a photo of that bit...)
It's a lovely space, and full of good books; I think the school's many eager readers will be spending a lot of time in there.
Thanks for having me, Buckfastleigh Primary! And enjoy the new library!