Pupils Can't See the Books for the LeavesDurrington All Saints Infant School has written a fresh chapter in its history this week – with the opening of a new library.

The children’s book illustrator Bridget MacKeith, who was at Durrington leading workshops as part of the school’s Art Day, carried out the official opening on Wednesday afternoon.

In keeping with Durrington’s Forest School element – which includes the school’s logo – the new library has been given a woodland theme with shelves in the shape of trees and stools like toadstools – as well as lots of green! It’s hoped it underlines the importance placed on outdoor learning.

The whole area has also received a facelift with new carpet and a fresh lick of paint. To complete the makeover parent helpers organised the books ready for use by pupils.

“The school hopes the stunning new library with its vibrant colours, fun design and interesting shapes will get our pupils excited about reading and be a special place in the school,” explained a delighted principal Lindsay West

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“This is a library where children will be inspired to choose books and read for pleasure. The Friends of the School (PTA) has been fundraising to buy new books too,” she added.

Durrington All Saints Infant school is part of Salisbury Plain Academies, a multi-academy trust. Helen Mathieson the Trust’s CEO said; “Durrington Infant School is a delightful place to learn and its emphasis on outdoor learning and Forest School is a clear winner with the children who obviously find it stimulating and inspiring. This beautiful library with its forest theme is yet another resource for them to use to be ‘the best they can be’.”

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