24th June 2021 — Stormont School put out a request to its families asking them to donate books that are no longer wanted but could go to a new home.
Mrs Paramor, parent to a Year 2 child at Stormont, contacted the school to highlight the work of the Children’s Book Project and asked for them to get involved.
She said: "I think it would be a lovely thing for our girls to know that the books they have outgrown will have a new home to go to."
One in four disadvantaged children across the UK has fewer than ten books of their own at home, and one in eight has none at all.
The Children’s Book Project seeks to tackle book poverty and to give every child the opportunity to own their own book.
The charity takes donations of books that children have grown out of and gifts them directly to children with very few books of their own, or none at all.
Families at Stormont School were invited to donate any new or gently-used children’s books from baby books all the way up to those suitable for age 18.
Parents and children scoured their shelves and cupboards for books that have been read and loved but were now ready for a new owner.
The school was inundated with donations from parents and children and their generosity was wonderful.