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Since 2005, as part of your local community, we have worked collaboratively with educational bodies, local libraries and schools in the state and private sectors across East Hertfordshire to set up projects and events that encourage children’s enjoyment of reading and promote literature across the entire curriculum.
We offer a personalised and efficient book ordering and information service for academic text books or general titles for school libraries with discounts offered depending on the quantity ordered, and a free weekly delivery service. We are happy to research any enquiries for subject ranges, title availability and prices via phone, e mail or in person.
Over each academic year we support school literary events and quizzes by providing prizes and judging entries; organise children’s author events to bring major writers into the classroom; run bargain book stalls and book fairs; as well as getting involved with national events including World Book Day, National Literacy Week and Children’s Book Week.
To listen to Elaine Penrose, who runs our schools and education service, explain what we offer, please click the video link, above.
If you are a teacher or school librarian who’d like more information about the advantages of your school working with us, or a parent who would like their child to benefit from us bringing a major children’s author into their school, please contact us either by phone or e mail.
Below are just a few of the events we’ve helped organise and schools we’ve worked with over the last six years:
Michelle Paver, author of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, gave two workshops at Paradise Wildlife Park to 500 pupils from Broxbourne, Cranbourne, Forres, St Catherine’s, St Cross, Duncombe, Flamstead End and Burleigh primary schools, who also got to meet the Park’s wolf pack. We launched a special essay competition for participating schools with over £300 worth of books to be won for school libraries, funded by the Hoddesdon Rotary Club.
For National Literacy Week we again worked with Hoddesdon Rotary Club to provide funds for Broxbourne and Forres Primary schools to travel to Sheredes Primary School who hosted a World Book Day event with Michael Lawrence which was also attended by pupils from St Cross, St Augustine’s, and St Catherine’s primary schools. We also arranged for local author Claire Burgess to go to Duncombe School to read from her book Icky Sticky, Mark Robson to run a workshop at Richard Hale School in Hertford, and Sita Brahmachari, whose novel Artichoke Heart recently won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, to talk to pupils at Broxbourne School.