CHILDREN at Kettlewell Primary School are getting the most out of their new library - funded thanks to a £4,000 grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.

The village school, which is part of the Upper Wharfedale Federation of schools, which also includes Burnsall, Cracoe and Rylstone CoE, and Grassington CoE primary schools, was awarded the maximum grant available after the school’s project received the most votes by shoppers visiting he Tesco store.

The new library was designed and installed by Incube to be a bright, comfortable and inspiring place to draw children into the wonderful world of books and reading.

Now, whenever they get the chance, pupils make a beeline for the big bean bags and the giant ‘fidget spinner’ seat, where they can relax and enjoy reading.

In addition, the Friends of Kettlewell School group has paid for a comprehensive set of new books from schools’ provider, the Oxford Reading Tree. The new books include a broad mix of stories and subjects for all ages, and abilities.

A school spokesman said: “ All the staff and pupils would like to thank everyone who supported the much-needed library revamp.”

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of projects in communities right across the UK.

Administration of the funding is being managed by the community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment.

All of the schools in the Upper Wharfedale Federation are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. Inspectors have commended the way staff from all four schools work closely together and support one another with curriculum development and assessments.

Prospective parents of children at Kettlewell School can attend the school’s open day on Monday (November 12) from 1pm to 3pm, when they will be able to see the children at work, and view the new library. Visits at other times can be arranged by contacting the school.