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Wellingborough Prep opens its new Minecraft-themed library

The library has been completely renovated to make it 'a more immersive and engaging space'

Posted by Hannah Vickers | June 23, 2017 | Facilities & buildings

Wellingborough Preparatory School has opened a new library to encourage pupils to read more.

The brand new space, inspired by the popular computer game Minecraft, was renovated earlier this term in response to pupil feedback. Bright colours, soft-furnishing and an amphitheatre featuring block-style seating were all added to the new library to make a more immersive and engaging space for pupils to spend their time.

Additional improvements to the library also include new electronic equipment, digital screens and the installation of pupil artwork across the room. The new facility also contains a wide variety of pupils’ favourite books, as well as a collection of board games for pupils to play during break times.

The official opening saw Wellingborough School’s Board of Governors visit the library to celebrate the new facility. Year 4 pupils were also present at the event to speak to governors about their favourite parts of the library and enjoy a board game with them.

The new facility also marks the beginning of a period of development for the school, with the flexible learning and modern design having already been implemented in classrooms to improve pupils’ learning experience.

The library was designed after listening to feedback from our pupils, with emphasis on making it a space where they can enjoy learning and reading - Sue Knox, Headmistress of Wellingborough Preparatory School

Sue Knox, Headmistress of Wellingborough Preparatory School, spoke of the importance of the new library, stating: “We have been so pleased with the reaction to the library from pupils, and feel the transformation has had an uplifting effect on the school.

“The library was designed after listening to feedback from our pupils, with emphasis on making it a space where they can enjoy learning and reading. The official opening today has marked a positive change within the school, and we hope it will encourage pupils to embrace the library and its facilities”.

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