On Friday 13th September 2019 children at Colsterworth Primary School opened the doors for the first time to their brand new Roald Dahl-themed library. The library was officially opened by Reverend Neil, Vicar of the Colsterworth Group of Parishes and what a better day to open a Roald Dahl library than on Roald Dahl Day! Each child was presented with a ‘Golden Ticket’ as they entered their new library for the first time and everyone joined in the fun across school and enjoyed taking part in Roald Dahl-themed workshops from stories such as ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and ‘The Twits’ to celebrate the occasion.
Over the course of a year and inspired by the Student Council’s wonderful ideas, a team of designers, joiners and Christopher Green a Nottinghamshire artist, came together to create the inspirational learning space where children’s eyes light up as they walk through ‘Giant’s Country’, explore ‘Mr Fox’s Den’ and snuggle up with a good book next to ‘Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory’!
Full of brand new exciting books, space for children to work in small groups and a fantastic story chair to curl up on, children will never miss the opportunity to be immersed in books, discover new authors and secure a life-long love for reading.
Miss Aldiss, Year 3 Teacher, said, ‘It has been wonderful to see the transformation unfold, but it has been even better to watch the children become truly inspired to read for pleasure.' Children and staff alike feel very lucky to have such an amazing resource within our school and I would like to thank everyone who has helped make our vision a reality. Our new library really does have the ‘WOW Factor!’