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Pupils turning over new leaves thanks to book donation

Rugby Editorial 8th Apr, 2024   0

A TURN up for the books – pupils at a Rugby secondary school are turning over new leaves thanks to a donation of books.

Houlton School received a selection of new books and learning resources, aimed at enhancing their studies and creating a long-term love for reading.

The donation came from housebuilder Lovell Homes, which is building in the area.

The school’s librarian and Centre for Communications manager Jordan Smyth said: “Houlton School opened its doors in September 2021 with its first group of 180 Year 7 students, who are now selecting and preparing for their GCSEs.

“It’s a privilege to watch our first pupils mature and grow into young adults, and this donation will be a huge benefit for us as we help them reach their goals.

“The additional library books are also a great initiative to encourage extra-curricular reading and instil a love for literature that may stay with them for the rest of their lives, and so we’re massively grateful for this generous gift.”

Lovell Homes’ Lisa Preston added: “We were happy to help Houlton School with extra learning materials, particularly to help prepare the school’s first cohort of GCSE students.

“We also worked with the school’s librarian to add some new titles to the shelves that will hopefully inspire a genuine love for reading as well.

“We’re looking forward to catching up with Houlton School next year once the results are in to hear the many success stories.”

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