EAGER readers at Peele Community College have borrowed more books from their revamped school library since September than the past two years combined.
Students at the Long Sutton school have really caught the reading bug since a £14,000 investment to improve the book stock and a drive to encourage pupils to read more.
The successful first half term ended with an official opening ceremony for the library, conducted by performance poet Mark Grist who worked with a group of year seven and nine students.
Students said they were inspired to write their own poems by Mark.
Peter Manly, Peele Chair of Governors Resources Committee, said: “These are exciting times. The new library opened with a fascinating insight into poetry from poet Mark Grist.”
Sam King is leading the school’s library development and aims to have encouraged all pupils to take a book out on loan by November.
Pupils are also being encouraged to read during registration to foster the reading bug.