As part of World Book Week we asked for book donations for the London Children’s Book Project. They collect new and gently used books and redistribute them to children and their families across London. In total, an incredible 1570 books were donated. The charity gifts c.525 books to each primary school in West London, which means that our donations will benefit three local primary schools, who currently have very few books of their own.
Below is a quote from Liberty Venn, the founder of the London Children’s Book Project:
“I really do appreciate the effort you’ve gone to to set up the book drive and to integrate it within your Book Week for the second year in a row. The volume of donations is a very good indication of your families’ enjoyment of books and reading, and so much of this must spring from your school’s culture and commitment to reading for pleasure. The responses given in assembly to the question about why we read also showed pupils’ identification with reading and their relationship with books.”
Thank you to everyone that donated!