Renovated library is officially opened

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Young bookworms are enjoying their new surroundings thanks to the efforts of fundraisers and a parent.

Cambois Primary School pupils have a brand new library, which was hand decorated by a parent.

Camobois Primary School pupils with Peter Beardsley at the opening of their new library.

Camobois Primary School pupils with Peter Beardsley at the opening of their new library.

More than £15,000 has been spent renovating the facility, including £3,500 on a range of new books which were donated from the Foyle Foundation.

Another £3,500 was generously raised through the work of the Friends of Cambois Primary School, and through a sponsored bike ride from Jackie Charlton’s house to Charlton’s pub in Cambois.

And the newly renovated library was officially opened by the school’s guest of honour, former Newcastle United and England striker Peter Beardsley.

Headteacher Marianne Allan said: “The children were unaware of what the library looked like as we had kept it under wraps throughout all of the work.

Everyone is looking forward to using our wonderful new library as reading is so important to learning

Headteacher Marianne Allan

“All was revealed when special guest Elsa opened the show.

“Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley joined in the celebration by officially cutting the red tape and opening the library.

“We want to express our sincere thanks to Peter Beardsley for making the journey to officially open our new library.

“The children and parents enjoyed a fantastic magic show by Mr Twister to finish off a fabulous afternoon.”

“Everyone is looking forward to using our wonderful new library as reading is so important to learning,” she added.