Books worth £5,000 donated to juniors

Book donation assembly

Readers in the junior school have £5,000 of new books to enjoy thanks to an incredible donation by our parents’ association.

The Stopfordian Parents’ Association (SPA) made the donation after they raised over £10,000 at their Christmas fair.

Children at Simply Books

Children at Simply Books

Children in year three to six then visited Bramhall’s Simply Books to buy the books that all our juniors had added to their wish lists.

Igniting “a love of reading”

The SPA explained exactly why they made such a sizeable donation:

The SPA is delighted to have been able to provide our junior school with £5,000 of books to enhance the existing library available to our children.

Our Christmas fair raised over £10,000 this year – our best year ever – and so we wanted to make a sizeable donation to the school. What better way to do this than by giving the children access to some wonderful new books?

A love of reading is something we all want our children to develop as they grow, and the SPA is so pleased that through the generous donations of our parents, we can help our teachers ignite this passion.

Quality reading material

Headmaster Mr Tim Wheeler went with the children to collect the books and explained:

Restocking our free reading library will ensure that the children have quality reading material that will enhance their reading experience and encourage them to become avid readers.

Restocking the library at Simply Books

Mr Wheeler added:

Children in the junior classes provided a wish-list of books that they are interested in. By involving all the children it is hoped that they will take ownership of this area and be encouraged to read books recommended by their peers.

World Book Day

The SPA presented the books to the children at a special assembly on Red Nose Day, a week after World Book Day.

Children with Stanley on World Book Day

World Book Day

Every child in the junior school celebrated World Book Day with a day of activities based on Stanley’s Stick by John Hegley.

John Hegley performing in our library literary festival

John Hegley performing in our library literary festival

The story of Stanley’s Stick had already inspired our year six children when John Hegley visited them as part of our library literary festival.

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