The success of our Book Drop Campaign bears its fruit
Green Dragon Primary School pupils receive vital books from our recent book drop campaign
On Tuesday the 24 May, we visited one of the closest local primary schools we work with, Green Dragon Primary School, together with The Children’s Book Project and Marcus Gayle, Brentford FC former player and now club ambassador. The book drop campaign which took place between the 23rd of April and the 7th of May saw us collect over 2,500 books in total, which are being distributed across other primary schools in our community.
A small group of students from Green Dragon had the chance to meet Marcus Gayle and have the first pick out of the school’s brand new book shed. The new book shed is filled with books, which give the opportunity to all students to take home and own their very own book.
Marcus Gayle, former Brentford FC player and current Club Ambassador said:
This campaign is a great opportunity to recycle old books and empower children to enjoy reading. The pupils we met today at Green Dragon Primary school seemed to really enjoy having the chance to take home a book of their choice just shows that children still get excited by the prospect of reading!
The Children’s Book Project aims to tackle book poverty in the UK and give every child the opportunity to own a book of their own. Book ownership has been directly linked with improved mental health amongst children and a greater propensity to read for pleasure, whilst reading fluency itself has a significant impact on children’s successful progression through education.
Kirstin, from the Children’s Book Project spoke to us about the importance of the project’s work:
“The Children’s Book Project is delighted with the response of families around Brentford FC and the thousands of books which have been donated. These books will join the 250,000 books that we are sending on new adventures this year. We hope to see you at Brentford FC again next season and in the meantime, if you have any more books to donate, find your local donation point by visiting www.childrensbookproject.co.uk“
To find out more about the Children’s Book Project and find your local donation point click here www.childrensbookproject.co.uk