Backwell Books-in-a-bag project

Such a fab initiative – proud to be a part of such an awesome school (love, love, love the librarians!).

Having looked at the fantastic Letterbox Club for some of our students requiring support with their English and Maths, we decided to make our own. We liked the concept but felt our students would benefit from a pack tailor made to their needs. We chose eighteen Y7 and 8 students and involved the Pupil Premium Coach, the Head of Maths and the Librarian. At the end of every “old” term we arrange a buffet lunch and invite the children and their parents or carers to join us. At Christmas they received the Guinness Book of World Records, a reading book chosen especially for them and a maths puzzle toy. At Easter the pack contained an Usborne Maths book, a book of Michael Rosen’s poetry and a story we thought they would enjoy – oh and an Easter egg! This July we have just delivered our last bags during a picnic lunch, containing a Card…

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