New reading area open in memory of 
book-loving teacher

Oakmeeds Community College has opened a reading area in memory of a teacher who passed away last year.

The new ‘quiet reading’ area in memory of teacher Becky Pearson, was officially opened on Monday June 9, to mark the start of Get Caught Reading Week.

Mrs Pearson was passionate about reading and worked closely with students in the school’s popular book club ‘Oakreads’, and it was the group members’ idea to have a memorial to her which would celebrate her love of books.

Mrs Barrett, the college learning resources centre manager, said: “It will be lovely for them to have a lasting reminder of her kindness and support.”

A small presentation was given to staff and members of the book club to introduce the area.

Cutting the ribbon alongside the Headteacher were the two highest word readers from Years 7 and 8, Eryn Preece and Holly Patching.

The area, which houses a plaque in Mrs Pearson’s memory, provides a comfortable space with beanbags and a rug, in which students and staff are able to relax with a good book.