Children at Upton-upon-Severn CofE Primary School are looking forward to reading some fantastic new books, following a generous donation by Taylor Wimpey.
The leading local housebuilder, which is building new homes at its Pennywell Walk development in Ryall, has given £100 to the school to fund new books for the school library.
It’s all part of World Book Day, a national event which aims to encourage children to enjoy reading, and which this year celebrates its 20th birthday.
Julie Wills, Headteacher at Upton-upon-Severn CofE Primary School says: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this kind donation.
We are delighted to be able to add to the choice of books on offer in our library for the children to read and it’s also really inspiring for them to see how much a business like Taylor Wimpey values reading.
We will be selecting a range of books for all our children's age ranges from Pre-School through to Year 6 and look forward to seeing them enjoy their new reading material."
The 20th annual World Book Day took place on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate authors, illustrators and books, and to get more children reading.
Elaine Cartwright, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Reading is such an important skill, as well as being great fun, so we are delighted to be making this donation to support Upton-upon-Severn CofE Primary School.
It’s a great example of the way we are committed to supporting schools and other local organisations within the communities in which we build our new homes. We hope the children really enjoy these new books!”
For more information on the Pennywell Walk development in Ryall, located near the Upton-upon-Severn CofE Primary School, you can call our friendly sales executives on 01684 212 480.