AN energy company is firmly in the good books of Pegswood pupils after donating to their library project.
Lynemouth Power has donated £300 from its Community Fund to cover the cost of a bespoke storytelling chair for Pegswood First School.
The pine chair, which has been designed and hand-crafted by New Horizons Timber Products in Morpeth, is a key feature in the school’s library, which is undergoing a make-over with brightly painted walls, pictures, colourful cushions and soft furnishings.
The project has been masterminded by nursery teacher Jenny Urquhart and classroom assistant Alison Franklin to create an inviting environment for pupils and encourage them to read.
Ms Urquhart said: “Storytelling is one of the best ways to help young children develop listening, speaking and comprehension skills and to help them learn how to read and write.
“We devised the project to transform the school library into a relaxed and comfy space where children can look at books and listen to stories to encourage a love of reading for learning and pleasure.
“The new storytelling chair, generously funded by Lynemouth Power, is an integral part of our newly-revamped library.”
Lynemouth Power Finance Director Deborah Walton said: “We are delighted to help our neighbours at Pegswood First School with its library refurbishment.
“Encouraging reading at an early age is important to build vocabulary, develop active listening skills and learn about words and letters.
“I hope the staff and pupils get lots of pleasure from the storytelling chair for many years to come.”