Double celebration for Bond Primary School

Double celebration at Bond Primary School
With opening of new library and Investors in People award

The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Maxi Martin, officially opened Bond Street Primary schools new library on Friday 20 June 2003. The library has been up and running for a few months, but celebrations were put on hold until the summer.

Cllr Martin, pupils and other invited guests enjoyed a reading by famous author and poet, David Mason, whose books include, The Great Sweet Shop Robbery and his new book Living in Another World.

Jan Peek, Headteacher at Bond Primary School said of the event:

“It was a wonderful day. All the children enjoyed seeing the Mayor and our other guests at this important occasion.

“We are very proud to have achieved the Investors in People Award – we feel that staff development is a very important part of our work in school, helping us provide the best for our children.”

A school library had been the key area for development for the school following the recent schools reorganisation. Made easier by the fact the school had an open courtyard that had never been used to its full potential, which was covered over to make space for the new facility.

The new library has been well received by both staff and pupils, with parents giving up their spare time to come in and help children check in and out their books. The new computer system also allows us to gather information on favourite books and also to see who has not returned their books.

Not surprisingly, the favourite fiction books being borrowed are Harry Potter, closely followed by Roald Dahl and Phillip Pullman books. The favourite non-fiction book is Art Attack, followed by anything about dinosaurs.