Ashmole Primary School’s Deputy Head said, “Our school library used to be unloved and neglected but, thanks to Puffin World of Stories, the library, and reading, are now at the heart of our school. Our library is busy and thriving and pupils are enjoying everything to do with reading and books.”
The walk was raising money for the National Literacy Trust, which is headquartered in Lambeth, and works with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills they need to achieve their potential and break the cycle of poverty. Penguin Random House colleagues in Frating, Essex and Grantham, Lincolnshire also held their own charity walks last week, bringing the total raised for the charity to £12,300.
This event was just one of a number of different ways that we are working with the National Literacy Trust, including an extensive colleague volunteering programme, colleague fundraising, and a goal to donate 150,000 books to National Literacy Trust Hubs in disadvantaged areas across the UK.