Pupils and their fathers were the first in line at the unveiling of the new library at Buckminster Primary School.
Headteacher John Brown invited Trevor Hollingsworth to perform the honours at the official opening of the library. Mr Hollingsworth is the former chairman of governors and has been involved with the school for more than 20 years.
Mr Brown introduced Mr Hollingsworth as a ‘father figure’ to the school, so it was fitting that the opening ceremony took place at the school’s Father’s Day assembly.
The library renovations were the main fund-raising project for the school’s PTFA for 2014/2015. The most successful fundraising event was their Auction of Promises, held in November last year, which raised £4,800 in one night. The PTFA raised a further £1,000 by hosting a sponsored read for new books for the library.
The library project, which cost over £4,500, involved a complete refurbishment of the existing space. This included the fitting of new custom-made units, shelving and seating. Features include a comfortable reading corner and even two fish tanks!
After the unveiling, the excited children were able to explore the library for the first time - Mr Brown had kept the project completely under wraps.
The PTFA and Buckminster Primary School are hosting their annual Summer Fete and Dog Show on Saturday, from 11am to 2pm. There will be traditional family fun and games, a barbecue, beer tent, cream teas, a helter skelter slide, birds of prey, local trade stalls and more.