Li­brary area gets a facelift

The Galloway News - - SCHOOLS NEWS - Stu­art Gille­spie

Young­sters at Cas­tle Dou­glas Pri­mary are en­joy­ing their new-look li­brary.

Mu­rals, new books and a seat­ing area are among the changes to the re­fur­bished space.

Last year the school was given Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment fund­ing through the Pupil Eq­uity Fund which they put to­wards lit­er­acy devel­op­ment.

Pupils were keen to im­prove the li­brary area and some of the fund­ing was put to­wards mak­ing it more ap­peal­ing and ac­ces­si­ble.

Read­ing am­bas­sadors from each class in pri­mary four to seven car­ried out a sur­vey of pupils’ read­ing habits with an over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity feel­ing the space wasn’t ap­peal­ing or com­fort­able enough.

Staff in school worked with the chil­dren to de­sign the new li­brary area and paint a num­ber of mu­rals based on chil­dren’s sto­ries such as the Gruf­falo and The Cat in the Hat.

The school has re­freshed many of the li­brary books and now has a wide and cur­rent se­lec­tion of gen­res, catering for a range of read­ing in­ter­ests and abil­i­ties.

The chil­dren have thor­oughly en­joyed watch­ing the new li­brary de­velop and are very ex­cited to read their favourite books in their newly re­fur­bished space.

En­grossed The pic­tures show young­sters en­joy­ing books in new li­brary

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