Kettering school opens its magical Harry Potter-themed library

Children can sit by the 'fire' to read their favourite stories in the new Grange Primary Academy library NNL-180920-113057005
Children can sit by the 'fire' to read their favourite stories in the new Grange Primary Academy library NNL-180920-113057005

No, it’s not Hogwarts, it’s a Kettering Primary that has taken literary inspiration to a whole new level.

Visitors to Grange Primary Academy are now more likely to hear magical charms than a sssshhh from the school’s new inspirational library designed to help young people immerse themselves in the world of books.

Children at the school in Jean Road, Kettering, held two days of celebrations this week to commemorate the opening of their brand new Imagination Hub.

It features cosy areas to curl up with a book, includes a Diagon Alley backdrop, a cosy ‘fireside’ complete with framed pictures of J K Rowling, Jacqueline Wilson and Roald Dahl.

There’s also a beach area and a woodland corner to help inspire children.

The school spent more than a year designing and fundraising in order to create what they describe as a ‘world class environment’ for their children.

The hub was formally opened by Jon Coles, CEO of United Learning, the trust that oversees the school,

Children were also given a Harry Potter-themed lunch to celebrate.

Then on Wednesday children and parents enjoyed a Book & Biscuit event where they were able to tour the school and share books together.

Head Teacher Chris Latimer said: “The Imagination Hub is the latest phase in our whole school regeneration. United Learning have been incredibly supportive in helping us redevelop almost our entire school into a wonderful modern place of learning. It is an amazing place at the heart of our school where all children can enjoy reading for pleasure.”