Brentford Players Deliver Books to Local Schools
Throughout March the Trust has been running a Book Drop Campaign to give every child the chance to own their own book. During the month some local schools received a book delivery from some special guests.
On Thursday 23rd March, Mathias Jørgensen, also known by Zanka and Marley Tavaziva visited Mount Carmel Primary School in Ealing to visit some year 5 students.
The following day we headed to Twickenham, to Chase Bridge Primary School. Mads Roerslev and Conor McManus answered questions from the Trust’s after-school year 1 & 2 multi-skills group whilst handing out some books.
Our last stop on the book drop tour was Crane Park Primary School in Feltham. First-team midfielder Shandon Baptiste and B-team winger Michael Olakigbe spoke to the year 4 group about what it’s like being a professional footballer and their ratings on FIFA.
The special deliveries marked the conclusion of the Trust’s Book Drop campaign which ran throughout March. During the month the Trust collected books at our Community Stadium Hub, Gunnersbury Sports Park and The Bees Superstore.
Whilst delivering books at Mount Carmel Zanka was asked his favourite author, to which he replied, “I’m from Denmark and I’m sure a lot of you will know The Little Mermaid which was written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. I would have to say he’s my favourite author for that reason.”
The Children’s Book Project aims to tackle book poverty in the UK and give every child the opportunity to own a book of their own. Book ownership has been directly linked with improved mental health amongst children and a greater propensity to read for pleasure, whilst reading fluency itself has a significant impact on children’s successful progression through education.
To find out more about the Children’s Book Project and find your local donation point click here https://childrensbookproject.co.uk/