Children from Isaac Newton Primary School were treated to lunch last month, to celebrate their reading programme with Grantham Book Services. The lunch took place at The Gingerbread, Trent Road, where they also got to test their knowledge in a quiz and play games.
Since the volunteer reading programme was launched last year, colleagues from Grantham Book Services have been visiting the selected schools in Grantham each week to encourage and help pupils with their reading.
Grantham Book Services volunteer reader Finn Hoggan has been volunteering at Isaac Newton School, “I have to say that I don’t know who finds it more rewarding, me or the kids. It is important that we as parents and as a community make sure that our children have the best start to their education and lives as possible. They are after all, our future.”
A spokesman for Isaac Newton Primary School said, “Grantham Book Services invited us to lunch to celebrate the past year of our reading programme. We had an amazing time. We even got to take some books back to school.”
Throughout the 2016/2017 academic year, 64 colleagues from across Penguin Random House’s UK business took part in the programme, supporting 75 local children across eight primary schools near Penguin Random House UK’s six offices and warehouses.
All of the children who participated received a certificate and chose two books to keep, with extra copies donated to their school library.
Find out more at www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/creative-responsibility/
[Pictured above: Matt Geeson, a volunteer at Isaac Newton School, with Isaac Newton pupils.]
[Photograph courtesy of Tracey Davies - Grantham Journal]