Friday 8th March 2024

We enhance reading culture at Bearwood Primary School this World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day 2024, our Southern Counties team has generously donated a brand-new book hut worth over £300 to Bearwood Primary and Nursery School in Bournemouth.

Bearwood Primary School

Supporting our communities

The new book hut, complete with over 400 books, will enable and encourage children at Bearwood Primary and Nursery School to discover their love for reading. It will not only help to enhance their literacy skills but also stimulate their imagination, improve vocabulary, and foster empathy and social understanding. 

Now in its 27th year, World Book Day, which takes place on Thursday 7th March, is a celebration of reading and aims to encourage children and young adults to come together to explore the pleasure of books.

Bearwood Primary School

Cheryl Smith, Headteacher at Bearwood Primary and Nursery School said: “Reading is at the centre of our curriculum at Bearwood Primary and Nursery School and we believe it is the gateway to the world. In order to become a lifelong reader, not only should children be taught to read with fluency and a good level of understanding but there should be a culture of reading for pleasure embedded from a young age. The new book hut will ensure that children have free access to a range of literature which they can borrow and return as they please. We are so grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their donation which helped us to purchase the hut and over 400 books to fill it.”

This donation underscores our commitment to fostering literacy and education within the local community and is one of many ways in which we are supporting the local communities in which we build. To find out more visit