The relocation of Kingswood Library has enabled Hanham Woods Academy library to expand. Bookshelves previously used at Kingswood Library have very kindly been donated to the Academy.

The Academy received eight sets of shelves, a spinner and two mobile units which has allowed the Academy to double the size of the library and display books which had previously been in storage.

To mark the expansion of the library the Academy is staging a week long ‘Literacy Live!’ event. This event will include the visit of 3 authors, Rayan Phillips, Eve Griffiths and Cavan Scott who is a number one best-selling author and comic writer for both adults and children.

He has written for a large number of high-profile series including Doctor Who, Star Wars, Skylanders, Adventure Time, Pathfinder, Angry Birds, Judge Dredd, Blake’s 7 and Warhammer 40,000. There will also be a book fair and an extreme reading challenge!

Lis Jardine, school librarian said, “It has been amazing to watch the library grow from a room with a few books in it to a real working library, where students can easily access books that appeal to them. Literacy is a big drive across the Academy this year for all age groups, so this resource will play a crucial part of that drive.”