Yesterday I was honoured to take part in the opening of the new Library at the Jervois Primary School. I have never been to Jervois before and it is a gorgeous little dairying town on the banks of the River Murray between Murray Bridge and Wellington. As I drove into town I passed the most beautiful tan and white dairy cows, munching peacefully away at their lunch.
After the official speeches I shared the cutting of the ribbon and the opening declaration.
I gave a brief talk about my writing, where I get my ideas from and the process involved in getting published.
Everyone then got to listen to all of the classes as they shared some of the research work they had been doing this term. The quality of the work was outstanding.This was followed by a glorious afternoon tea which consisted of scones, jam and cream, rhubarb muffins made with the rhubarb from the school garden, mini quiches using the school garden’s spinach and divine sandwiches which also had lettuce from the school garden. Bright green real letttuce!!
The new Library is marvellous. Decorated in the school colours of red and black it is stunning. Nice and bright and airy and oh what a difference it makes when everything in a building is new! I was quietly jealous. It is a fabulous resource for the school and the community and will inspire some great learning I am sure.
I was taken on a tour of the school by one of the students and it was a good reminder that good things come in small packages! A productive vegie and herb garden and beautiful playgrounds.
All in all an inspiring afternoon.