School wins 100 free reads through Books For Schools campaign
PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 April 2018
A Weston school is adding 100 new books to its library, thanks to donations from Mercury readers.
Bournville Primary School is the fourth school to benefit from the Books For Schools appeal which aims to make more books available to pupils across North Somerset.
The Weston Mercury launched the campaign in October last year to help schools struggling to pay for vital resources due to funding cuts.
Schools interested in winning a selection of books can get in touch with the Mercury to let us know about their reading initiatives.
Kyle Matravers, teacher and English lead at Bournville Primary School, said: “We currently have a golden ticket event running at the moment where I have hidden five golden tickets in library books.
“The children who find a golden ticket need to prove they have read the book by writing me a book review. In exchange for their hard work, the children can claim a brand new book to take home and keep.
“Each classroom teacher also regularly checks home reading books and offers prizes for readers of the week.
“We try to arrange regular author visits to our school to inspire the children and to allow them to see into the process of writing a text.
“We open our classroom doors early twice a week and invite parents in to read and share stories with their children.
“I am lucky to be part of a book reviewing group and I include children in the process of reading and reviewing books to help them understand them and to think about why others would consider them good reads.”
The school also holds pop-up bookshops where second-hand books are sold for a small price.
The money raised helps to pay for new books for classrooms and the library.
The Mercury would like to thank all the readers, community groups and authors who have donated to the campaign so far.
We are keen to give out 100 books to a school each month, so we are still in need of more second-hand books or gift vouchers.
Books and vouchers for books can be taken to the Mercury office in Waterloo Street.
Any schools interested in winning books for their pupils, can email Vicky Angear at firstname.lastname@example.org