Book of Hopes – The National Literacy Trust
338 primary schools in Devon received copies of Bloomsbury Publishing’s The Book of Hopes, thanks to Bupa Foundation and the National Literacy Trust.
The Book of Hopes is Bloomsbury’s collection of short stories, artwork and poems from over 130 children’s authors, illustrators and poets. It was launched and curated by author Katherine Rundell in response to the first national lockdown.
A digital version of the book first appeared on the National Literacy Trust’s website in spring. 400,000+ households visited the site and were inspired by work from the likes of Axel Scheffler, Onjali Q. Raúf and Jacqueline Wilson while many schools were closed in response to COVID-19. Resources from Devon-based education support service, Babcock LDP, were developed to engage children in the summer and autumn terms.
The National Literacy Trust is launching a competition for all 5,000 schools who received the donations, and encourages children from Devon to get involved.
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