Allied Glass has kindly refurbished the library at a local school in Knottingley.
Located just half a mile from their Knottingley site, St Botolph’s CE Academy is regularly attended by the children of Allied employees and initially, the school was in search of book donations.
However, following a visit from CEO Alan Henderson, the British Glass member decided to go one step further.
Over the course of the summer holidays the school transformed their aging library into a vibrant open space filled with new shelving, seating, décor, and, most importantly, books courtesy of Allied.
The refurbishment was completed in time for the new school year and the new library was officially opened by Mr Henderson.
“I hope all the children and staff are looking forward to using their new library, with a fantastic new room and more exciting and informative books available, I hope it proves very popular with everyone within school.”
Assistant Head Teacher at St Botolph’s Emma Fisher co-ordinated the project and is hoping the new library space will encourage pupils to engage with reading.
“It is really important that we provide our students with the very best facilities possible in order to inspire all children to read.
“We are therefore very grateful for Allied’s incredible donation.”
Donna Adams, St Botolph’s Headteacher, added:
“We are delighted to connect with Allied Glass and the books they have bought us means that all of our pupils can now have a book to take home and enjoy.
“It’s a dream come true and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership with them.”