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23
February
2020

International Book Giving Day

During our assembly we celebrated International Book Giving Day which is all about sharing the love of books! International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books and to get books into the hands of as many children as possible. Most children in developing countries do not own books. In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books. In the United States, two-thirds of children living in poverty do not own books.

Here at La Garenne we are very lucky and have access to a number of books in our classrooms and library. Four book marks have been hidden in some books in our library, the lucky children to find them will be able to choose a book from Amazon. 

Each week we learn about someone who inspires us through their actions. Linking to International Book Giving Day, we celebrated the fantastic work of Maria Keller, who at the age of 8 years old created Read Indeed, a non-profit organisation dedicated to collecting and distributing books to children in need. She is now 16 and has collected over 2.8 million books around the world. 

Well done to our Stars of the Week, this week our value was Adaptability

 

International Book Giving Day

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