New State-Of-The-Art School Library Opens
A completely remodelled library has been officially opened at Milford Haven School.
Along with a large selection of new books, there will be laptops and iPads for pupils to use.
There is also a mix of furniture including lots of soft seating areas to encourage reading for pleasure.
Funded by the School’s Challenge Cymru capital programme, the library supports literacy across the whole school curriculum.
Opening the new facility on Wednesday, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Safeguarding, Sue Perkins, said it provided pupils with a superbly well-resourced modern learning experience.
The school has also invested in Accelerated Reader – a reading scheme where children are initially tested and then quizzed on all the books they read.
All books with quizzes are colour-coded and children are guided to reading the correct level of book for their ability.
They score points every time they take a quiz and can soon build up their scores and move on to the next level of book.
Councillor Perkins added: “The school is to be applauded in its determination to ensure that every pupil becomes a confident and competent reader.”
Councillor Perkins is pictured opening the new learning centre. With her is headteacher, Rod Francis; Welsh Government Schools Challenge Manager, Ruth Conway; school governor, John Bramley and chair of governors Yvonne Evans.
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