Congratulations to the winners... Haverfordwest High VC School!
Whether you work in a school or have school-aged children yourself, you’ll know the importance of a good school library – and not just for learning. Studies show that reading for pleasure doesn’t just give children an advantage academically; it can improve their wellbeing too.
Our annual competition gives you the chance to nominate a school to win our massive £5,000/€5,000 National Book Tokens prize to refresh their library for generations of children to come. The winning entrant also takes home £100/€120 of National Book Tokens just for them.
You voted in your thousands in our 2019 competition, but only one school could take home the grand prize. That school, as voted for by local parent Marion D., was Haverfordwest High VC School in Pembrokeshire, Wales!
This year's winners had a lovely surprise upon returning for the new term in September... £5,000 of National Book Tokens! Accepting their prize, they said:
"Such wonderful news! We are delighted to have won Book Tokens for our school Library. Knowing we have supportive parents who took the time to nominate us is wonderful and reaffirms the work we do to encourage a love of reading amongst our pupils.
We are very excited to purchase new books for the library. Thank you."
About National Book Tokens
National Book Tokens have been inspiring booklovers since 1932. We work with our charity partners at World Book Day, Book Aid International and Read for Good – and through the thousands of people who give National Book Tokens as gifts and rewards to children and young adults each year – to encourage a lifelong love of reading among children everywhere.
Accepted in thousands of bookshops, online and on eBooks, National Book Tokens are the perfect way to reward and inspire.
2018 – Holly Park Primary School in London
"This prize will enable us to buy a lot of books. Our English team are looking forward to going on a book buying spree!"
2017 – Killermont Primary School in Glasgow
“We are absolutely thrilled to hear we have won these book tokens for our library!
We will be able to significantly refresh our library. Last year we started the process of creating a "dyslexia friendly" section, and a graphic novel section within our library, and the tokens will give us a great boost in promoting these developments, in addition to providing new novels for the entire school.”
2016 – Camperdown Primary School in Dundee
2015 – Stanley Road Primary School in Worcestershire
2014 – Milltimber School in Aberdeen