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25,000 books for vulnerable Bucks children

The scheme aims to help keep learning going through summer

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 7:55am 26th July 2020. 2-minute read.

25,000 books for vulnerable Bucks children

Buckinghamshire Council dropped the books off to schools last week. 

Vulnerable primary aged children in Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to keep learning through summer. 

Around 25,000 books have been sent out in order to keep children engaged and learning. 

Buckinghamshire Council secured the allocation of books from a scheme run, and funded, by The Arts Council, The Reading Agency and Artswork. 

Last week, the Council's Early Years team packed and hand delivered the books to 189 schools across the county. 

These schools will then distribute them to vulnerable children and families. 

Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said:

"We were pleased to secure the book allocation from The Arts Council and The Reading Agency which will benefit thousands of local children. Fantastic work too by our Early Years staff to organise and deliver all the books right across the county!

"Reading is such an important skill for children; it benefits social development, wellbeing and mental health, language and literacy development - and is really enjoyable too. These books will support those families who may not have ready access to books."

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