Special reading bench is unveiled outside Wigan township's library
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More than 100 primary school pupils responded to an appeal for free-spirted designs to adorn this bold new reading bench in the children's play area at the rear of Standish Library in Cross Street.
And the proud parents and grandparents of the 20 winners, whose tigers, owls and foxes were chosen, attended a special unveiling ceremony hosted by The Friends of Standish Library.
The designs have been painted onto the bench by Standish Girl Guides troupe with the three Standish ward councillors - Debbie Parkinson, Judith Atherton and Ray Whittingham - funding the project from their Brighter Borough town hall grants allowance.
Works also included a refurbishment of the library's outdoor children’s area proper, plus re-planting of the Mayflower Memorial flower border.
All pupils who saw their winning designs immortalised on the colourful bench received a commemorative certificate.