We're giving five schools £1,000/€1,000 to help rebuild their libraries – plus a £100/€120 National Book Token to the booklovers who nominated them!
Schools everywhere are doing their best to help children catch up with the months of learning lost during the pandemic, and yet reading for pleasure – which has been shown time and time again to be the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – is falling off the agenda. A study by our friends Read for Good – a charity which raises money for books for schools and children in hospital by getting children reading for fun – found that 81% of schools didn’t have a separate budget for reading for pleasure, while almost three quarters of schools reported decimated library stocks due to unreturned books during lockdown or library resources being diverted elsewhere.
It's time to get serious about reading for pleasure, and start rebuilding our schools’ libraries. This summer, we’re giving five schools £1,000/€1,000 of National Book Tokens each, plus membership to the School Library Association, to help them rebuild their range of books and encourage reading for pleasure now and for generations to come.
We asked you to nominate your school to win, and for the chance to win a £100/€120 National Book Token for yourself too!
This competition is now closed. Winners will be drawn at random and contacted shortly, with the winning schools announced in September 2022.
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Get pupils reading with Readathon and Track my Read!
Thousands of schools run Readathon because it's a proven, fun way to get pupils reading for pleasure. Money raised through Readathon supports Read for Good's hospital programme, bringing the magic of books and stories to children in hospitals across the UK. Track My Read® is Read for Good's brilliant new digital reading tracker, for use with or without a Readathon. It's completely FREE to use, so give it a go! For more reading resources go to readforgood.org and sign up to Read for Good's termly newsletter to find out about free author events, book giveaways and more!
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About National Book Tokens
National Book Tokens have inspired booklovers for more than 90 years, empowering readers to choose just the right books for them. National Book Tokens gift cards are accepted in hundreds of bookshops across the UK and Ireland, and online. Available to purchase in bookshops, supermarkets, or online – including personalised and e-Gift cards, and Bookily – there are designs for booklovers of all ages and for all occasions. National Book Tokens gift cards are produced on FSC-certified card, have an expiry of 8 years from last use, and expired cards can be replaced.
Find out how National Book Tokens can be used to reward, inspire and incentivise children and students.
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