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Rattlesden Primary Academy welcomes author Amy Scott Robinson to launch new library space



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A Rattlesden school has celebrated its new library space by inviting writers and storytellers from the area to share their books with pupils to inspire their reading.

Rattlesden Primary Academy, in School Road, had to build the dedicated library space after a previous temporary building which housed the library for some time had to be demolished.

Now the new build is complete and to mark the milestone, the school welcomed writer Amy Scott Robinson to launch her new books, The Adventuring Girls series, which are stories featuring awe-inspiring female characters in the lead and based on Biblical tales.

Rattlesden Primary Academy marked the opening of its new library by welcoming writer Amy Scott Robinson to launch her new books, The Adventuring Girls.
Rattlesden Primary Academy marked the opening of its new library by welcoming writer Amy Scott Robinson to launch her new books, The Adventuring Girls.

She said: "It was really special to celebrate the launch day in this brand new library with so many children excited about reading."

Other authors from the area with books in the library include Gavin Milnthorpe, Heidi Franklin, Andy Shepherd, Lynda Brignall, James Campbell and A M Howell, some of which are also set to visit the school this term.

Helen Ballam, headteacher of the school, said: "We couldn't be more thrilled with our beautiful new library and what better way to mark the opening than by inviting local writers to truly capture the childrens’ imagination.

The new library, will also see other authors from the area come and do reading and story workshops there.
The new library, will also see other authors from the area come and do reading and story workshops there.

"We’re proud that we have created an inspiring and calm place where children can develop a life-long love of reading.

"We didn't do this on our own; the school would like to thank all those individuals and families who contributed with books, donations and the building of our new library."