Refurbished library helps students look to the future

Pupils at the Warriner School in Bloxham are enjoying a refurbished library after a makeover brought it into the 21st Century.

The facility was in need of a much-needed facelift as some of the equipment had been used for more than 40 years.

Elana Twumwaa (12) and Nat Williams (13)

Elana Twumwaa (12) and Nat Williams (13)

It cost more than £9,000 to refurbish, including a £3,000 donation from Banbury Charities and £2,000 from Friends of the Warriner School.

Jean Button, library and study centre manager, said: “The learning environment now meets the needs of the pupils in what they want to do in school and we hope to get more reading and creative writing groups here.

“We are so happy with how it looks now.”

The refurbished library consists of a computer room downstairs with colourful desks. Upstairs are further seating areas and a study pod, which will be used for one-to-one tuition between teachers and students.

In the build up to the re-opening of the library on Friday, students took part in a week of activities which included making a short film or writing a poem or short story.

Year Eight pupil Elana Twumwaa, 12, helped out with the refurbishment by reshelving books. She said: “The library before was a really dark place but now it’s brighter and a great place to study.”