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Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall to open Budmouth college library
BUDMOUTH College’s new library will get the star treatment when it is opened by Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall.
Mr Chibnall, who has won international awards for his crime-drama series Broadchurch, which was partly filmed in West Bay, will be cutting the ribbon at the brand new library on Thursday.
The series gripped viewers across the globe as everyone tried work out who killed a young boy on Broadchurch beach, through a maze of red herrings and hidden clues.
Mr Chibnall described Broadchurch as ‘a love letter to the scenery of the Jurassic Coast’.
Sylvia Knake, learning resources centre manager at Budmouth College, said they were delighted to have Mr Chibnall coming in to open the new facility.
She said: “This is a fantastic resource placing reading at the heart of the college and promoting the enjoyment of reading to support the progress of our students. “It is such an honour having Chris Chibnall, an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning writer to open our wonderful new library.”
The new library is situated in the Avenue section of the new Hub building.
Budmouth College principal Daid Akers said: “We are committed to promoting literacy and reading for pleasure for all students and staff.”
Students are encouraged to read in the library every day through tutor-time reading sessions.
The new library will be open from 7.30am to 5pm.
Mr Akers said: “Seeing our students reading in this wonderful new facility at all times of the day has had a real impact on the whole Budmouth community. “Moving the library into the heart of our college, The Hub, has made reading a focal point for all of our students.”
As part of the opening for the library Carol Hunt, author of the Portland Chronicles children’s books, will be running a literacy workshop for Year 7 students and there will be displays by local authors Maureen Attwooll, Julie Musk and Brian Bates.
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