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NEWS - Cutting the ribbon at Mapledene Primary School new library

I was delighted to be invited to the Mapledene Primary School Summer Fayre on 25th September to meet the Head Teacher, Miss Stephenson and Miss Young who heads up the development of their new library.

We spoke of the lack of funding for primary schools in general but also the lack of funding for books. This is exactly what Cressida Cowell's life-changing libraries project is all about and I was thrilled that not only did they want a copy of my book for their library but wanted my support on the opening day of their new library on 12th November too – and what an honour it was to be asked to cut the ribbon.

Time was spent in the new library, enjoying the new surroundings with various objectives for each class and year group as they visited. And the author of the month for the opening…. T M Jorden – what another honour.

Before my arrival the children had been working with the ‘half-term champion’ book. In the main entrance there was a wall focused on the ‘Writing Champions’ where I could see the effort that not only the children had put into the characters and story but the preparation the teachers had accomplished.

My thanks to all the teachers and congratulations to Sam from Year 3 and Fynley from Year 6 on winning a signed copy of The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted for their fabulous work.

A special thanks must go to Miss Young who not only organised the whole day but took on the library project from the beginning – what a magnificent achievement.

I had a fantastic time, and I am looking forward to my return – thank you!!

More pictures can be found in our Gallery

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