Weston school given 100 new books for library

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 October 2018

Milton Park Primary School. Vicky Angear handing over school books for Books For Schools campaign.    


Milton Park Primary School. Vicky Angear handing over school books for Books For Schools campaign. Picture: MARK ATHERTON


A school library is brimming with new books, thanks to generous Mercury readers.

Usborne has teamed up with the Weston Mercury to support our Books For Schools campaign.Usborne has teamed up with the Weston Mercury to support our Books For Schools campaign.

Milton Park Primary School in Weston was presented with 100 new books to give children a variety of reading materials to dip into.

The books were donated by the Mercury through its Books For Schools campaign which was set up in October last year to help schools to provide resources for pupils in the wake of funding cuts.

More: Support our Books For Schools campaign.

Katie Miles, from the school’s reading team, said: “Thank you so much to the Mercury for the donation. It will really add to our developing library.

“We are going to be opening up the library over the year for all children in school to use.

“The children will be really excited to read all these new and updated books.”

The public, community groups and charities have sent in generous donations of books and gift vouchers to enable us to give them out to schools.

The Mercury has given 1,800 books out to pupils across North Somerset since the campaign was launched.

More: Schools can win books by holding a sponsored read.

Reading is key to all subjects and research shows it also helps improve children’s wellbeing and social development – as a result schools run initiatives to encourage children to read for pleasure.

Miss Miles added: “At Milton Park we encourage a love of reading and books from the minute they start school until they leave us in year six, with the hope that all children will have a love of reading for life.

“Teachers choose high quality books to base their learning around and children are engaged in literacy in a creative way.

“This year we are developing our library and we have new enthusiastic library ambassadors who can’t wait to start promoting reading throughout the school.

“At the end of every day in every class, teachers read a book for pleasure and the children can’t wait to hear the next page or chapter.

“Our book swap is so popular the shelves are overflowing. We encourage families to bring a book in and swap it for a new read.”

Donations of books and gift vouchers can also be dropped into the Mercury office in Waterloo Street.

Schools interested in winning a selection of free books should email vicky.angear@archant.co.uk

More from Weston Mercury

6 minutes ago

The prospect of Weston’s Tropicana being transformed into an ‘entertainment hub’ courtesy of a £1million investment have moved forward this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:56

Hard-working sailing volunteers from Clevedon and Yatton will have a royal appointment this week to recognise decades of service.

Read more
Clevedon Yatton
Yesterday, 17:58

One of the world’s best mountain climbers inspired hundreds of students with his heroic feats and stories.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Volunteers hoping to make a busy road which connects Weston to Bristol safer for motorists and pedestrians have called on villagers to get involved.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:38

More than 90 competitors wowed audiences with ballroom, Latin and classic dance performances in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:29

Wu Shu Ky Freestyle Kickboxing Club under the guidance of 6th Dan Master Silvio Camilleri, has returned to Weston.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A support group for people struggling with depression and anxiety has launched, and the woman behind it hopes to ‘fill a gap’ in North Somerset’s mental health services.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Worlebury Golf Club held its annual presentation evening, with members turning out in force.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Mendip Spring seniors’ captain Andy Ashfold led 43 members into the new winter programme of competitions.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Items including children’s toys, a window frame and a shopping trolley have been fly-tipped in Worle.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists