New Unity College library appeals to young readers
Principal Kaye Mathwin-Cox hopes the architecturally designed space will make reading even more fun.
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Reading is fun – just ask the kids at Unity College.
The opening of a new library at the Murray Bridge school’s junior campus has given students more reasons than ever to come and grab a book.
The space itself was designed to be appealing, with curvy lines and shelves, and different levels and nooks where children can sit.
Making it a place where students would like to spend time was a useful step towards developing their literacy skills, principal Kaye Mathwin-Cox suggested.
“The junior school library story is quite a long one, starting three years ago with a small group of staff across both campuses who love literacy,” she said.
“This group worked on improving our literacy in the junior school and linked in the library upgrade to align with the philosophy of quality teaching and learning that we hold high.”
She thanked the college’s staff for their commitment, enthusiasm and dedication, as well as the contractors who designed and built the new space.
The project was completed with $195,000 in state government funding, so state MP Adrian Pederick joined Ms Mathwin-Cox in unveiling a plaque on Tuesday morning.
He described the library as an “amazing result”, especially at a time when getting contractors and building materials was such a challenge.
“May it assist in the education of children long into the future,” he said.
The library was named Yunti-Walun, Ngarrindjeri for “coming together”.