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Mayor of Winchester opens new school library

New school library officially opened by Mayor of Winchester

The start of the spring term at The Henry Beaufort School saw the beginning of an exciting change, with the school’s library undergoing a complete refurbishment. Overseen by the school’s Learning Co-ordinator for Literacy, Mrs Godlement, the project took seven weeks to complete, officially opening on Monday 16th March.  Cllr Eileen Berry, Mayor of Winchester, had the honour of declaring the new library open to students and staff during a lunchtime celebration, which was attended by members of the school as well as a representative from the Hampshire Library Services. 

The new space is flexible, visual and above all, an efficient learning space for students to enjoy. With freestanding shelving, fresh decor and an interactive and moveable whiteboard - the space is completely adaptable. One of the most significant changes to the library is the removal of the computers and the opening of an adjacent room to become an IT suite. This suite is now home to 16 computers, right in the heart of the school. With a whole host of new books, the new library is proving popular with staff and students alike.

Mrs Hearle, Headteacher, was keen to encourage a fresh and vibrant space in the heart of the school, explaining “We are delighted with the outcome of the refurbishment of the School Library which has allowed us to redesign the space to suit the needs of a 21st century learning environment.”