Grand vision is relaunched

Re-launch of Outwood Academy Valley library, re-named Vision.  Pictured cutting the ribbon is children's author Alan Gibbons watched by principal Rob Tarn, local councillors and pupils (w120531-7a)
Re-launch of Outwood Academy Valley library, re-named Vision. Pictured cutting the ribbon is children's author Alan Gibbons watched by principal Rob Tarn, local councillors and pupils (w120531-7a)
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AN AMBITIOUS project was re-launched at Outwood Academy Valley Library - with a little help from a well-known author.

Alan Gibbons was the guest of honour at the re-launch of Vision - a project to inspire more youngsters to get passionate about reading.

Re-launch of Outwood Academy Valley library, re-named Vision.  Pictured is children's author Alan Gibbons signing books for pupils (w120531-7c)

Re-launch of Outwood Academy Valley library, re-named Vision. Pictured is children's author Alan Gibbons signing books for pupils (w120531-7c)

Alan is an award-winning author who has been writing children’s books for over 22 years. He went along of the school to hold a workshop and talk the students through his career and what influences and drives him.

A spokesman from the Academy said: “One of our main focuses is literacy and we are very keen to increase and improve upon students’ literacy in any way we can.”

“By doing this re-launch, we hope that our students can find new enthusiasm from reading and this will inspire them to achieve their goals in life.”

He added: “Providing the students with a well-stocked resource centre which is comfortable and spacious and has the right climate for learning and ambience for learning, we hope to prove that Vision will show that reading is a priority here at Outwood Academy.”

Around 40 year 7 and 8 students attended the workshop after taking part in a writing competition.

The overall winners were: Ellie Champion, Maisie Becket, Sumi Singh, Ben Mordcai, Jack McKinnell, James Leverton, Matthew Taylor, Cameron Woods, Cameron Hoyle, Armando Becci and Caitlin Hicks.