The Elmtree School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has been working to raise funds to refurbish the school library. Reading is the most important skill taught to a child at infant school. Children need to begin their reading journey as early as possible, as the gap between those who can read and those who can’t, rapidly widens. The aim is to put Elmtree’s library at the heart of the school, an inspirational area for both children and teachers. Michele Blackmore said, “We have managed to pull together funding from different areas within the school budget and we have also applied to charitable foundations. We are pleased to announce that we will be going ahead with some the library improvements over the summer holidays.”
There will be a fun event on Saturday 10 July from noon – 2pm at Elm Tree Hill HP5 2PA, a final push to raise funds for books, book storage units and a cosy story telling area. Activities and games include: lighthouse keeper’s lunch race; Urdu story telling; an interactive puppet show; story writing; story painting and giant Scrabble. Bring in your unwanted books – adult and children’s – for the second hand book stall too. And there will be lots of Asian food, drinks and ice cream refreshment available.