Pledge to help our students learn to love books

Student with book

Seashell Trust has launched its community book pledge after celebrating World Book Day.

Usborne Children's Books promises to donate a further £600 of books if we can raise £1,000 from the local community and businesses.

Helen Barrance, Seashell Trust early years teacher, said: “Every student deserves to be able to access books that are relevant, accessible and interesting and to develop a lifelong love of reading and books. The book pledge will allow us to make sure our school library meets the needs of all our students.”

As part of World Book Day, Sian Davies, from Fuzzy Duck Books, visited the trust with a special selection of books for the students to enjoy. As many have visual impairment, they particularly enjoyed bold picture books and ones with lights and sounds.

There was also a multi-sensory music and story session in the sensory theatre and story-related art activities including weaving a VW Beetle out of willow.

Sian said: “The Usborne Community Book pledge is a great vehicle for schools and businesses to work together to get more books into the hands of more children.”

To help us buy books from our wishlist please go to our Virgin Money Giving page and donate with the reference Community Book Pledge or send a cheque to Fundraising, Seashell Trust, Stanley Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, SK8 6RQ.

For more information on literacy and accessible books visit our recent blogpost.