Author opens new £180,000 library at Leeds school

FORMER TEACHER turned author Dr Gervase Phinn unveiled a new state-of-the-art £180,000 library at a Leeds school.

Dr Gervase Phinn opening the new library at Beecroft Primay School in Kirkstall
Dr Gervase Phinn opening the new library at Beecroft Primay School in Kirkstall

Dr Phinn read his own poems and spoke passionately about the value of a school library in today’s digital world during the ribbon cutting ceremony at Beecroft Primary School, Kirkstall.

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The new library boasts £8,000 of purpose-built furniture and £9,600 worth of new books, partly funded with £4,000 from a sponsored walk organised by the Friends of Beecroft.

Headteacher June Turner said: “We are very proud of our success in raising £180,000 for the build and £9,600 to spend on books.”