Literary festival backs Books For Schools campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:26 23 February 2018

Help cash-strapped schools by supporting our Books For Schools campaign.

Help cash-strapped schools by supporting our Books For Schools campaign.


Weston’s literary festival is now in full swing with authors, screenwriters and poets holding free talks and workshops at venues across the town.

The literary festival is supporting the Mercury’s Books For Schools campaign and people attending the events can drop off donations at Weston Museum, The Stable Creative Hub and The Blakehay Theatre.

The Books For Schools campaign was set up to provide extra books to cash-strapped primary schools across North Somerset to give pupils access to a wider variety of books.

Evidence shows children who can read have better life chances and reading for pleasure can also help to improve a child’s health and wellbeing.

We are appealing for new and second-hand books and gift vouchers so we can give out 100 books to a school each month.

Donations can also be dropped in to the Mercury office, in Waterloo Street.

More: Weston literary festival: event preview.

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