Primary pupils at a Bristol academy welcomed a local author as the star guest at the launch of its new library.

Author Jack Challoner, who has written more than 30 books on a variety of scientific and technological subjects, such as Hurricane and Tornado, was
at last week’s opening of Begbrook Primary Academy’s library.

The library, which is at the heart of the academy, is stacked full of new books that children can read in comfort, either under the shade of a giant leaf, under a circus canopy or even inside a castle.

A pupil from each class from nursery to Year 6 cut the ribbon, with principal Duncan Cruickshank and Rachael Symons, Reading Recovery teacher.

Mrs Symons said: “Over the past few years, our library has moved several times as our academy has grown. Now that our amazing new buildings have been completed we have a beautiful new home.”

Main Pic: Haley Proper, aged 10, reading in Begbrook’s new library


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