Friday, June 14, 2024

Friends of Gateway Primary donate hundreds of new books

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THE Friends of the Gateway Primary Free School PTA (GPFS PTA) have recently purchased another £1500 of school books suitable for all ages to help create a Library in the Upper Heart Space.

The books were purchased from Usborne following another successful Ready, Steady, Read campaign which saw pupils raising sponsorship money for the amount of minutes they read over a 7 day period. Usborne Books added 60% commission to the amount raised, to enable the PTA to purchase 365 Books – one for every day of the year.

The event was open to every child in the school, with 12 children taking part in the raising of funds. Between them they raised £925, which along with the 60% commission from Usborne Books, resulted in a whopping £1500 to spend!

Mr Stuart Redford, Chair of the Governors and the PTA, said “We are intending to run this event again after half term and hope to raise an equally fantastic amount of money so that we can advance the range and topic of books available in our newly formed Library for all the children to enjoy.”

Pictured with the pupils and Stuart Redford are: Head of School, Mr Thom Martin, Deputy Head of School, Miss Amanda Arnold, Office Manager, Kathryn Luckin and Senior Leadership PA, Miss Claire Brooks.

If you would like to visit the school for any one of the events that the PTA hold, visit the website to find out more –


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