The Reading Network, Playing Santa
Before the December lockdown, The Reading Network was able to donate over 400 books to City of London Primary Academy Islington, to be enjoyed by 150 students in Reception to Year 3.
We were delighted to be able to play Santa Claus, as the books were put out for the students to find under the Christmas tree at the school. The staff and administration told us that the donation could not have come at a better time. It is important to us at The Reading Network, that children be able to take ownership of some of the books, and we heard from the school the kids “could not believe they could actually take the books home to enjoy.”
The school managed to get the children to look up from their books just long enough to take some photos!
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! Your generosity is really paying off, spreading the joy of reading to children in London.