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MP turns over school’s new leaf

Bookworms and budding young writers at a Chesterfield primary school have had their newly refurbished library opened by local MP Toby Perkins.

Toby Perkins MP with Whitecotes School young writers

Toby Perkins MP with Whitecotes School young writers

Whitecotes Primary’s Friends, Parents and Teachers Association have funded a £3,000 refurbishment of the school’s library. The school has also been awarded £5,000 by publishers Foyles to invest in new books.

The much-enhanced resource is set to increase participation in reading and drive-up literary standards across the 229-pupil primary.

Commenting on the opening ceremony, Toby Perkins MP said: “It was a real privilege to be invited to Whitecotes to cut the ribbon on this fantastic new library.

“The resource will certainly give our young people access to a wide range of literature and help to cultivate life-long interest in reading.

“I congratulate the school’s FPTA for their fundraising which has financed this great refurbishment.”

Whitecotes School Acting Head Linda Dawson said: “We’re really grateful to Toby for opening our refurbished library and look forward to seeing the resource being used by the whole school community for years to come.”

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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