It’s World Book Day today and we are delighted to support one of our neighbouring schools with a donation to enable new books to be purchased ahead of the return to school on March 8th.
The donation was made to Ramsden Primary School in Carlton-in-Lindrick, just a short distance from our company headquarters as the crow flies.
World Book Day was first launched in 1995 by UNESCO to celebrate books and authors and encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. Typically, many schools make a real occasion of it with children attending school as their favourite book characters or sharing excerpts from their favourite books.
Mark Pepper, our CEO, commented; “Reading is such an important part of children’s education and under more normal circumstances a little bit of fun and fanfare is made at schools for World Book Day. This year, with the children still home schooling, we decided to make a donation to our local school so that the children can look forward to enjoying some new books in the weeks ahead as they settle back into the school environment.
“Reading is a great skill to acquire at a young age and it can unlock so much in terms of learning, relaxing and exploring the world. We are delighted to support one local school in its quest to evoke a love of reading in its students and we hope they enjoy the new books immensely.”
Catherine Garrett, School Business Manager at Ramsden Primary School commented; “This is a welcome donation from the team at Carlton Forest Group and we shall put it to very good use. It’s great to have the support of local businesses and our children will enjoy the books that we are able to buy for them. Our sincere thanks to everyone at Carlton Forest Group.”