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GALLERY: Local author opens school library refurbished with the help of parents and staff

PUBLISHED: 11:51 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:55 22 November 2016

Author Michael Smith with costume winners

Author Michael Smith with costume winners

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Staff and pupils dressed up as Roald Dahl characters to celebrate the author's centenary

Local author Michael Smith paid a visit to a Bromley primary school last week to open the library, which has been refurbished with the help of parents and staff.

Mr Smith, writer of Ice man and The Boss, cut the ribbon, cut the ribbon to open the library at Parish Churh of England Primary School on Friday, as staff and pupils dressed up as Roald Dahl characters to mark the centenary of the author’s birth.

The school redecorated the library space and purchased new books with £10,000 raised by the parents association Friends of Parish School.

Two members of staff, Dawn Colley and Sally Stocking, created the artwork, while all the books were scanned into the new computerised system by volunteer parents.

Mr Smith’s two books are about Antarctic explorers Tom Crean and Ernest Shackleton, who both returned to England after their Antarctic adventures 100 years ago this autumn.

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