Lyndhurst Primary School wins brand new library makeover

Date Released - 10/01/2023

Lyndhurst Primary School was chosen as the winners of the ‘Reading for Pleasure’ Action Research Project competition and awarded a free library re-vamp.

The competition, organised by Tameside Council’s School Library service, was open to all schools across Tameside, and was designed to implement and develop some of the key principles of the Life-changing libraries report, published earlier this year by Book Trust, and the core values of the campaign for Great School Libraries.

Schools that took part provided details on their library provision and resources.

This project will work in partnership with an Action Research Project for the University of Huddersfield and Tameside Council in order achieve a number of objectives. The first is to understand and analyse the current reading culture within schools. This is followed by being able to implement the principles of Gold standard library and reading strategies and, finally, to be able to measure the initial impact of the library provision change.

Lyndhurst Primary School have not only received a library makeover but will also be presented with a SLS (School’s Library Services) Rolling Library, Junior Librarian Training, and reading culture support.

The staff and pupils are overjoyed with their new library transformation. Acting Head Teacher Mrs McConnell said: “We are thrilled to have won the competition and with the finished library makeover. It will create a welcoming and much-loved space for our pupils to foster their love of reading and learning.”

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council’s Executive Member for Education, Achievement and Equalities, said: “We are delighted to award Lyndhurst Primary School with a library makeover and the finished library looks fantastic. I hope this will further encourage the children to explore the realm of reading and find pleasure and education in doing so.

“Research shows that reading has a lasting effect on language, vocabulary and literacy skills and is hugely beneficial to children’s development and later academic achievements.”