The new Minerva Resource Centre at Halifax High has been officially opened by a trio of celebrated writers.
Children’s author Tom Palmer, Doctor Who writer Mark Wright and performance poet Gez Walsh shared their passions with the students.
The new library decorated with student artwork includes a reading ‘snug’ full of cushions and bean bags as well as a bank of computers and Kindle Ereaders.
It will be used by students for lessons during the day later and for homework clubs and parent sessions after school.
Rachel Adams, acting director of English, said: “We are committed to promoting the joy and the importance of reading to all our students and we’re confident that the Centre will enhance and enrich their learning”.
Earlier this year Halifax High achieved the highest levels of progress across all Calderdale schools and gained national recognition for being one of the top 10 per cent of schools at adding value to their students’ achievements at GCSE.
The Centre will support one of the school’s key areas of focus: literacy, numeracy and the importance of reading.