Thursday 17th March 2022

We support local school with World Book Day donation

World Book Day celebrations at Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School have been boosted by a donation from our North Thames team

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World Book Day celebrates 25th anniversary

Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School, based in Stevenage, received £150 from our North Thames team to put towards new reading materials for pupils to enjoy.

Now in its 25th year, World Book Day is a celebration of reading and aims to encourage children and young adults to come together to explore the pleasure of books.

In addition to the £150 donation, we also delivered a collection of our very-own Ecotastic activity book. The book contains fun activities to help children to learn about the environment and sustainability.

Ms Dhorajiwala, Headteacher at Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School, said: “Reading is such an important life skill and something that we encourage all of our pupils to do more of. Having new books by new authors ignites our children’s imaginations, fosters a love of reading, and encourages them to want to read even more! We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation.

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Ms Dhorajiwala continues: “With the money received, we have purchased a collection of books as part of our focus to provide greater representation in the wider curriculum and develop a further culture of race equality for all, where difference is valued and children are encouraged to be agents for change. 

“We are also pleased to have a collection of Taylor Wimpey’s Ecotastic books. We have been a Green Flag ECO school for over a decade and these books will further help the children gain an insight into nature and the wildlife which surrounds us.”

Nikki Gibson, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “We were delighted to support Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School with a donation to mark World Book Day. Books are a fantastic way to feed children’s imaginations and the school’s plans to purchase books with a greater representation is just wonderful. We hope that the new books will be enjoyed for years to come by many children.”