Keen readers raise £1,040 for books at Woodlands Meed in Burgess Hill
Pupils and teachers from Woodlands Meed Special School in Burgess Hill were overjoyed to learn that they would get £1,040 worth of Usborne books after a joint fundraising effort by pupils and bookseller Amanda Saunders.
This is the third year pupils took part in the Ready Steady Read and Listen Challenge, which was organised by Amanda and coordinated by Woodlands Meed’s assistant head Martin Woods.
Children raised £650 through their sponsored read and listen in April and Usborne added 60 per cent, leaving them with £1,040 to spend.
“We are incredibly grateful to our generous parents and supporters for helping us raise this money, and to Amanda at Usborne for helping us make this money go even further,” said Martin Woods.
He said it was ‘amazing’ to be able to choose the books that would enhance children’s learning and nurture a love of reading.
“We are so proud of the fantastic reading and listening the children did during our Book Week to help achieve this,” added Martin.