Over 2000 books are being delivered to seven primary schools in Bromley, Bexley and Surrey this week as part of a special initiative by the Acorn Book Club (ABC).
The special and alternative provision schools, part of London South East Academies Trust, will each receive almost 300 preloved books. These have been donated by communities across the region and then re-distributed by the ABC.
The books will be dropped off to the schools throughout the week, with the first delivery taking place today at Bromley Beacon Academy in Orpington.
Louise Wolsey, Chief Transformation Officer at London & South East Education Group, says:“Receiving these books is fantastic for all our schools and will certainly be put to good use by our staff and pupils. Encouraging and nurturing a love of reading from a young age is so important and getting access to a variety of books is an important part of this.
“We are most grateful to the Acorn Book Club for these books and also to the people who have so kindly donated them.”
Robert Sargent, CEO Acorn Group and Acorn Book Club Trustee adds:“It’s great to be able to donate books to these amazing schools in the run up to Christmas and bring an extra bit of joy to these children’s lives after a tough year. I would like to thank everyone at London South East Academies Trust and all the schools involved.”
The seven primary schools receiving books this week are: Bromley Beacon Academy (Orpington), Bromley Trust Academy (Orpington), Horizons and Aspire Academies (Bexley), Belmont Academy (Bexley) and Bramley Oak Academy (Guildford, Surrey).
All Covid-secure guidelines are being followed and the books will be quarantined for 72 hours as a precaution before being given out to children.
The Acorn Book Club has been running for three years and has re-distributed over 16,000 books to local schools and organisations. For more information visit: www.acornbookclub.co.uk