New library for William Stukeley Primary School at Holbeach

Look who turned up to read in William Stukeley CofE Primary School's new library - Harry Potter and a whole lot of other book characters. Photo: SG190115-115TW
Look who turned up to read in William Stukeley CofE Primary School's new library - Harry Potter and a whole lot of other book characters. Photo: SG190115-115TW
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Harry Potter, Where’s Wally and a whole lot of super heroes turned up at William Stukeley CofE Primary School at Holbeach on Tuesday.

It was the 265 children – and staff – who dressed up as their favourite book character for the official opening of the school’s new library.

The library – created in a new space and containing mood lighting to add to the atmosphere during story sessions – was officially opened by popular children’s author Georgia Twynham.

It also received the blessing of playwright Tom Stoppard and Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson (as well as Dr Who/Broadchurch actor David Tennant) thanks to an inspired move by head teacher Thomas Emery.

Caps bearing the school’s logo went out to a number of authors and celebrities, who were encouraged to take selfies of themselves wearing the cap while reading.

The pictures that came back are now up in the library, says literacy coordinator and class teacher Catherine Cuthbertson.

She said: “We had money from different sources and the school has been saving up over the last few years.

“We felt it was important to have an improved library to raise the profile of reading and the importance of reading and holding a book.

“In these days of technology sometimes getting lost in a story is an amazing thing.”