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George Thompson VC, Library Launch

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Portmoak Primary School held an official launch of the new school library this afternoon, Wednesday 17th June.

 

The children from the library committee gave parents, members from the local community and businesses that had supported the library a tour and then we had coffee and cake in the hall. The children wanted to dedicate the library to our brave ex-pupil. George Thompson, who received the Victoria Cross 70 years ago for his bravery, but sadly died from his injuries after saving his colleagues from a burning Lancaster bomber.

 

More info on George Thompson can be found here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Thompson_(VC)

 

Headteacher, Louise Gordon, said “We are delighted that our library project is now completed and that we have been able to commemorate the bravery of our ex-pupil, George Thompson, in this 60th anniversary year. The library development has been a lot of hard work and effort on behalf of our parent council, Friends of Portmoak, our sewing club and the pupil library committee. We would like to thank Moto Services, Sainsbury’s, The Round Table and Rotary Club who have all supported our fundraising efforts. We wanted a library that would be a calm and inviting place where children would enjoy spending time and curling up with a good book. We didn’t want just any old library, we wanted a Portmoak-standard library and I think that is what we have achieved. Well done everybody!”