Youngsters celebrate opening of Moorlands Academy’s new library
PUBLISHED: 20:46 22 September 2016 | UPDATED: 20:46 22 September 2016
The new library for children at Moorlands CE Primary Academy in Belton was opened on September 14 by children’s author Joffre White and Dave Watson, representative of the Freemen of Norwich.
The library has been principally funded by a generous grant from the Freemen, as well as by Adnams of Southwold. Senior teacher Jon Biddle said: “The children are so excited by the new library. We have chosen the books very carefully based on conversations with them and consultation with our School Book Council.”
The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Freemen and members of the local community, including Dr Regi Alexander (Village Voice local magazine editor), Brian Swan and Kim Saul (Belton History Society) and local ward borough councillor Adrian Myers.
Headteacher Kevin Lee said: “What a memorable day. We have been planning the library for a year, so it is wonderful to have it open. It is also great that, in times of cutbacks, we are opening a new library for our children. I’d like to thank all of those who supported us. Without their help, today wouldn’t have been possible.”
Guests, headmaster and pupils proudly displaying some of the new books. Picture: Kim Saul