Thorndon: Community helps transform primary school’s library

Thorndon Primary School celebrate opening of new library.

Thorndon Primary School celebrate opening of new library.

A community effort has helped transform an unused area of a Suffolk primary school into “the most fantastic library”.

Thorndon Primary School celebrated the launch of the new facility this week as the latest chapter in a more extensive refurbishment.

Headteacher Tamsin Little said the library had been described by a colleague as “the most fantastic school library” they had ever seen.

“The environment is modern and fresh and we are finding that the children want to be in there,” she said. “They want to go and explore the books and anything that makes children want to read has got to be encouraged.”

Work creating the new facility had been supported heavily by volunteers, business and organisations from the local community.


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Thorndon Leek Club raised funds and carried out much of the decoration, Friends of Thorndon Primary School donated furniture and Degema Trade Windows produced new stained glass windows according Mrs Little’s own designs.

“We have an amazing community here,” she said.

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