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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

The library reopens!

Author Teri Terry with Year 7 students

For The Palmer Catholic Academy, this year’s World Book Day was an even greater celebration of reading than usual, as it also marked the opening of our newly refurbished school library.

The improvements include an injection of colour, with brightly coloured armchairs and desks, a relaxing reading corner with beanbags and sofas, the addition of two large screens to display information and to be used in lessons, and most importantly, a great expansion of the range of fiction books available for students to borrow.

As an Academy we felt it was vitally important to ensure our students have access to a wide range of literature, as well as a comfortable environment that allows them to both study and relax.

The library was officially opened by award winning teenage fiction writer Teri Terry, who was a big hit with our students with her range of dystopian fiction. Year 7 students also then had a talk from the author and had the opportunity to ask lots of questions about her background and inspirations. All students in year 7 then received the gift of a book, to mark the opening of the library.

There were a number of other fun activities taking place throughout the day, such as a book quiz, dressing up competitions and a game of guessing the teachers’ characters from their quotation badges.

A great day was had by all!

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