Support your school – National launch

A brand-new initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to vital school resources has been launched.

Support your school is a fundraising platform for schools managed by Peters, the UK’s leading specialist children’s book and furniture supplier to schools and academies.

Support your school uses five easy to follow steps to help schools to raise funds to support children’s literacy. The funds raised by the school can be used to create a magical new library, supply a selection of titles to support a topic or the latest collection of fiction.

100% of the funds raised are available to the school to buy resources to aid literacy and help children develop a passion for reading for pleasure.

Claire Bowles, Head of Sales and Marketing said:

“These are difficult times for the education sector and many schools tell us that they would love to buy more books, but often struggle to allocate enough budget. Support your school allows the schools to identify specific campaigns or projects and then engage with parents, local business and their community to make the plans become a reality.”

She added:

“We know that reading for pleasure is one of the single biggest indicators of a child’s future success. We want to work with schools and parents to give children the best opportunities we can.”

The first school to sign up was The Ridge Primary School in Stourbridge. Rebecca Beddoes, Assistant Head Teacher, said:

“In just four short weeks we exceeded our target of £1,000. We were overwhelmed by the support the campaign has had. We knew that we had supportive families but some of the donations made have been so generous that we have regularly been lost for words.”

She added:

“I knew that Support your school would be invaluable in helping us raise funds to enable our children to love reading. What I did not realise is how it would get children excited about reading before those books had even arrived.”

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