New books galore at Pool Academy

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Stacks of new titles have arrived to boost shelves in the school library after Pool Academy were named winners of a competition.

Students are excited to get their hands on chart-topping books including The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter. There are also stories by Michael Morpurgo and Benjamin Zephaniah.

The Big Book Giveaway competition was run by Scholastic and the prize was a haul of around 50 new books.

Sandra Hampton, school librarian, said: “I think it is fantastic to get these books. It is brilliant to win the competition.

“We had to say why we deserved to win. I told them I had been going to market places in my own time to buy top titles for the school library to cut costs. I told them how I was able to get books by David Walliams and The Wimpy Kid series. The judges chose us as winners so they must have felt we deserved the books.

“I asked students which books they would like to see in the library and ordered a selection which included what they wanted.”

Mrs Hampton said she hopes to see the books on the shelves, ready to be borrowed, as soon as possible.

One student said they were excited to see the new books and was looking forward to reading the Harry Potter series.

Lisette Neesham, Vice Principal at Pool Academy, said: "It is wonderful to see so many new titles. Reading is a wonderful past time that can whisk you off on a number of adventures whilst still sitting in the comfort of your own chair.

“I hope as many students as possible will browse the shelves of the library and choose one of the new, exciting books."

Christiana Richardson