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Story time for Deborah Walton from Lynemouth Power Limited and children aged 4 to 8 in the newly-refurbished library at Pegswood First School.

Story time for Deborah Walton from Lynemouth Power Limited and children aged 4 to 8 in the newly-refurbished library at Pegswood First School.

A power station is using its community fund to help a local school make improvements to its library with a special new chair.

Lynemouth Power Limited has donated £300 to Pegswood First School to cover the cost of a bespoke story-telling chair.

The new chair is integral to the school’s library improvement project to overhaul the current space with brightly painted walls, pictures, and colourful cushions to create an inviting and cosy environment for pupils.

Nursery teacher Jenny Urquhart, said: “Story-telling is one of the best ways to help young children develop listening, speaking, and comprehension skills and to help them learn how to read and write.”

“The new storytelling chair generously funded by Lynemouth Power is an integral part of our newly revamped library and will be used by staff and pupils to read and tell stories to develop reading and listening skills as part of the literacy curriculum.”

Deborah Walton, finance director at Lynemouth Power, added: “We are delighted to help our neighbours at Pegswood First School with its library refurbishment.
“Encouraging reading at an early age is important to build vocabulary, develop active listening skills and learn about words and letters.
“I hope the staff and pupils get lots of pleasure from the story telling chair for many years to come.”

 

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