Hall­side get fully booked

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane - Jonathan Ged­des

Hall­side Pri­mary were all booked up re­cently, af­ter pupils helped open their brand new school li­brary.

The school li­brar­i­ans took charge of the devel­op­ment and helped in­volve the young­sters in the whole process.

They’ve de­vel­oped a sys­tem sim­i­lar to the Dewey Dec­i­mal Sys­tem in or­der to or­gan­ise and keep track of all the books avail­able.

Hall­side teacher Michelle McMen­emy said: “They have de­signed the li­brary so that it is a fun and com­fort­able place for Hall­side pupils to come and en­joy read­ing.

“In the li­brary we now have a lis­ten­ing hub where the chil­dren can choose to lis­ten to a num­ber of dif­fer­ent au­dio books.

“There is also ac­cess to on­line books in the li­brary us­ing our new smart tablets, and the chil­dren can also take books home us­ing our home lend­ing li­brary.

“All of the pupils have been in­volved in whole- school com­pe­ti­tions to de­sign a li­brary card, mas­cot and name the new li­brary, which has been called The Chap­ter Room.

“When they opened the li­brary they de­liv­ered a pre­sen­ta­tion to all pupils, staff, and friends of Hall­side.

“They are con­fi­dent in­di­vid­u­als who have suc­cess­fully con­trib­uted to both the devel­op­ment of the school and the devel­op­ment of pupil learn­ing and these are chil­dren who are now cel­e­brat­ing their suc­cess.”

Read All About It Teach­ers and pupils take ad­van­tage of the books

Read­ing Up On Ev­ery­thing Pupils were ea­ger to look at the books

Cutting the rib­bon The of­fi­cial cer­e­mony was held

Open­ing Day Hall­side launch their li­brary

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