Book fayre gets pupils ‘en­gaged with read­ing’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

CHIL­DREN at a school helped to raise money for new books for the class­room by tak­ing part in a book fayre. The fayre took place last month at the Den­ham Green E-Act Academy and was open to pupils and their par­ents.

They were able to buy a wide se­lec­tion of books and funds to­talling £232 were raised for new sup­plies and books.

The aim of the fayre was to en­cour­age read­ing out­side the class­room, with chil­dren be­ing able to buy their favourite books and to dis­cover clas­sics from the past.

Head teacher Sarah English said: “The book fayre was a real suc­cess and it’s great see­ing the chil­dren get so ex­cited by read­ing and dis­cov­er­ing new books.

“At Den­ham Green, we be­lieve lit­er­acy and read­ing are key skills and get­ting chil­dren en­gaged with read­ing at an early age is vi­tal to their next steps in ed­u­ca­tion.

“Given that we’re a small pri­mary academy, the money we raised is fan­tas­tic and shows that there is a de­sire in our pupils, which we hope will only con­tinue to grow.”

SUC­CESS: Pupils at Den­ham Green E-Act Academy with books for sale

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