‘Inspiring others with our eagerness to learn’ – a phrase which forms part of our Oakhill prayer and the pupils in Years 4 and 5 have been truly inspired this week with a visit to Whalley Library.
The welcoming staff, Joanne and Joan, spent time with the children, explaining how a library is set up and the many services it offers. Some were surprised to learn that they could visit the library for a variety of activities, including free access to computers and printing facilities, in addition of course to reading the many books there – over 10,000 in fact!
The Lancashire Reading Trail also tempted a number of children to continue their reading journey. The pupils discovered how the Dewey Decimal system works and were able to navigate themselves around in order to select a book which they could take home and enjoy.
It was fantastic to see them reading their chosen books as soon as they were in their hands, so eager were they. The staff were very impressed with the knowledge the children demonstrated but, most of all, with their enthusiasm for reading and learning.
We are sure that they will be making return trips very soon. Years 4 and 5 would like to extend a sincere thank you to the library staff – they had a memorable and enjoyable morning.