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New library plans to inspire reading

Published on 11/11/16

Pupils at Cobholm Primary should soon be benefiting from a £75,000 new library.

The new dedicated reading space at the Mill Road school is part of a £230,000 package of improvements at the school, being funded by the Inspiration Trust.

The timber-clad library building will have space for up to 30 children to allow whole-class reading activities, as well as giving children a quiet place to read at break times.

The library comes on top of a refurbishment of the 200-pupil school that has seen a new early years playground for the school's nursery, repainted classrooms and corridors, new lights, new flooring, and a new visitor reception.

Office space has also been changed around to give teaching and support staff better areas to work in.

Principal Kimberly Morton said: "We want to give children in Cobholm the best possible education, and while so much of that comes from our teachers and working with pupils and their families, having bright and modern surroundings to learn in really makes a difference too.

Library plans"It is fantastic to be able to keep improving the school. Our new early years playground has been really well used by our nursery children and we can now offer more places to local children.

"Getting the foundations of reading, writing, and mathematics right is absolutely crucial and we are delighted that we will soon have a new library for our children.

"We really want to encourage a love of reading and the new library building will give us a special space to enjoy books, both in our whole class work and for the sheer pleasure of it."

Planning permission for the new library will be considered by Great Yarmouth Borough Council later this year.