British Gypsum donates £4,730 towards new school library

Children sat at table reading in new Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School library

British Gypsum contributed £4,730 towards a new school library for pupils at Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School

The interior of the new school library features forest-themed furniture including bespoke shelving in the shape of trees, flower-shaped tables and chairs, and a tree in the centre that children can sit under while they read.

The school – located near British Gypsum’s Barrow upon Soar site – hopes the new library will boost literacy, and provide new learning opportunities for pupils and children throughout the wider local community. 

Head Teacher Claire Wilson commented: “I’m very passionate about children not only learning how to read, but to love reading.

“Our books were very dated, so we looked into ways that we could fundraise for newer titles. But we also recognised that our library was tired, dull and uninviting, not to mention disorganised – it needed a complete a transformation to make it into a functional learning space.

“To really celebrate reading, we knew we’d need a library where children would want to come and spend time, as well as better showcased the books and encouraged engagement with literature.

Building better communities

We intend to expand this library into a real community space, which local families, the nearby preschool and community groups will also be able to come and enjoy.

“British Gypsum couldn’t have been more supportive. They’ve helped us to make a real difference to our pupils and we’ve been absolutely delighted by their support.”

If you would like to support a charitable project near one of our sites find out more about British Gypsum’s Building Better Communities programme.


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