School receives scores of new books after sponsored read

Flax Bourton Primary School pupils looking at the books they helped raise money for with a sponsored

Flax Bourton Primary School pupils looking at the books they helped raise money for with a sponsored read. - Credit: Archant

Reading fans in Flax Bourton are looking forward to getting their hands on hundreds of pounds worth of new books.

Flax Bourton Primary School pupils, with Sam Goodger from Usborne.

Flax Bourton Primary School pupils, with Sam Goodger from Usborne. - Credit: Archant

Flax Bourton Primary School raised £699 by holding a sponsored read.

As the school raised more than £600, Usborne has donated an extra 60 per cent.

This means pupils will benefit from more than £1,119 worth of new reads.

Usborne is backing the North Somerset Times’ Books For Schools campaign to ensure primary schools in North Somerset have access to a wider range of books.


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Sam Goodger, a bookseller with Usborne, has offered to help schools organise sponsored reads.

For every £100 raised, Usborne will donate 10 per cent in free books, for £250 or more the publisher will donate 30 per cent, and if a school raises more than £600 Usborne will donate an extra 60 per cent – which amounts to £360 worth of books.

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To find out more about the Books For Schools campaign, email vicky.angear@archant.co.uk

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