A NEW library was officially opened at Wellington Lions Primary Academy in Tidworth by author Virginia McLean this week.

The aim has been to create a customized and interactive reading experience to encourage ongoing learning.

A “really exciting milestone for the Wellington Primary Academies”, English Lead Joanna Popperwell said the new library will “put reading at the heart of learning and promote curiosity and fulfilment through reading a range of fiction and non-fiction titles matched to their reading level”. 

Headteacher Jake Bailey added: “The books within the library are levelled and have quizzes to take at the end, so children can read with purpose and celebrate both their decoding and comprehension skills. 

 “The books can also be shared at home and quizzes can be taken online. The programme 

encourages pupils to read independently and more importantly at their own pace and level.” 

Following the opening author Virginia said: “I feel excited and extremely proud for them to have chosen my book.”

‘Journey to the beginning of the World’ was written for her young daughter and encourages children to ask questions. It is about being curious and in the story, the books are the heroes.

In addition to opening the new library, Virginia ran workshops to inspire young children to develop their sense of curiosity.

Wellington Eagles Primary will launch their new library next week.

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