The Mayor of Chesham, Qaser Chaudhry opened Waterside Primary Academy's new library.

Members of the school staff were busy over the autumn term constructing a school library using recycled materials.

This project will benefit the students and is also in keeping with Waterside’s aim to model a sustainable and green environment around the school.

Plans to redevelop the previous school library area into a media and IT hub are now underway.

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Colleen Duggan, Deputy Headteacher, said, “Since September, we have been working to enhance our learning environment throughout the school.

"We are delighted to now have a unique, natural library at Waterside, which we are sure will encourage our children to develop a real love of reading!”

A new reading scheme has also been put in place, including a whole stock of new books thanks to the generosity of children at Chiltern Hills Academy passing on their favourite books to the children of Waterside.

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Mrs Sue Putman, English Lead at Chiltern Hills Academy in Chesham, said, “We are so pleased to be making links with Waterside Primary Academy and it is lovely to see our students donating their books for younger children to enjoy.

"We have been overwhelmed with their generosity.

"Hopefully, this initiative is the first of many as we continue to work with Waterside on a number of projects in future months.”