School Children Choose Storyhouse Library Colours

Thursday 17 November 2016

School children from St Clare’s Catholic Primary in Lache, Chester have chosen the colours for the city’s brand new Storyhouse library.

Over the last five weeks children ages 5 – 10 have worked in partnership with Ellesmere Port based community interest company Passion for Learning and Storyhouse to decide the official colours that will be used for furniture, signage and paint for the dedicated state of the art children’s library housed in the brand new £37m cultural centre.

A group of 15 pupils have been taking part in after school clubs provided by Passion for Learning and designed to help children achieve their full potential by learning through play. The pupils are also engaged in a digital storytelling project with partner Storyhouse.

‘We are thrilled with the colours the children chose and hope they feel inspired by what their creativity and opinions can achieve.’ said Alex Clifton, artistic director of Storyhouse.

There was a buzz amongst the group as they discussed which shades would look best! The opening of StoryHouse next year has excited everyone and Matthew, Klaiton and Lily can’t wait to see their designs in action.” Said Marian Ryder, headteacher, St Clare’s Catholic Primary

The children were asked to vote for their favourite colour from a chart created by leading design agency Demco Interiors.

Next year the children will take part in a hard hat tour of the new library – where it is intended their after school clubs will often take place.