YOUNG READERS IN CAMBOURNE START A NEW CHAPER
THANKS TO TAYLOR WIMPEY EAST ANGLIA
Children at The Vine Inter-Church Primary School in Upper Cambourne can enjoy reading more of their favourite books following a generous donation by Taylor Wimpey East Anglia.
Taylor Wimpey at Cambourne development, donated £200 of book tokens to the school to celebrate its Book Week activities, which took place from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th May.
The vouchers were used to purchase the books each class nominated in a poll which asked pupils aged 3-11 to vote for a book they thought everyone should read – with ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman receiving the most votes for Key Stage 1 and ‘The Book with No Pictures’ by B.J Novak winning over Key Stage 2.
The school decided to use the Book Week poll to teach the children about democracy in the run-up to the General Election. Copies of each title – including favourites such as The Twits by Roald Dahl, Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, Holes by Louis Sachar and A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson – were on display throughout the week to encourage pupils to read the stories before casting their vote.
Debbie Higham, Headteacher at The Vine Inter-Church Primary School, says: “Taylor Wimpey’s Book Week sponsorship means a lot to our school, so on behalf of all the pupils, parents and staff I’d like to say a big thank you for this generous donation.
“We’ve used this special occasion to encourage children to read more and help them learn about democracy ahead of the General Election – it has been incredible to watch the children explain why they’re passionate about each book they’re voting for.
“Reading is a passport to learning and unlocks children’s imaginations, and with Taylor Wimpey’s donation, each pupil will be able to explore a wider variety of books at school.”
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