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Weʼre raising £15,000 to help fill our new library with wonderful new books to inspire a generation of children to read

London Borough of Lewisham, UK
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St John Baptist (Southend) CE Primary School is a small school, situated in an area of deprivation (in the highest 20% across the country) based in the London Borough of Lewisham. Despite the high deprivation, our school has faced enormous cuts to our budget. We have already lost six teaching assistants due to cuts, and therefore, we cannot afford to spend funds on much needed books. The school has been successful in bidding for funding through The Candlelight Trust to build a new library at the centre of the school. This is an incredible achievement and we are extremely grateful; however, we now need to raise funds to fill it with wonderful books that will inspire a generation of children to read!

We are aiming to purchase 1500 beautiful new books. These books will be purchased through Lewisham Library Service in order to secure the best value for the funds raised. Each book will be covered and tagged with a bar code so that it can be scanned through our new Library Scanning System, helping us to keep track of the books and avoid loss. Each pupil will be issued with a new Library Card that they will be able to use both in school and at their local library, extending their reading experience beyond the school itself.

We hope to open our new fully stocked library in July 2018 with a special launch event to which we will invite sponsors and the charities and organisations that have supported our project. We know that by providing our children with wonderful works of literature, we will nurture in each of them a life-long love of reading and improve the life chances of some of our most vulnerable. In association with this exciting project each of our pupils and teachers are to write a poem and this will be published in a book to commemorate this momentous occasion.

The teachers and pupils would like to say a big thank you for your donation and we would like to recognise you as follows - Donate £10 - your name will be recognised on a bookplate in 1 book. Donate £20 - your name will be recognised on a bookplate in 2 books and you will receive an invite to the library launch party in July. Donate £30 - your name will be recognised on a bookplate in 3 books, you will receive an invite to the library launch party in July and you will receive a free copy of the school poetry book. £50 - as per £30 plus your name will be mentioned in the poetry book and on our website.£500 will fund a whole shelf of books to which a brass plate dedication will be attached to acknowledge your special contribution (this will be in addition to all the other incentives, as per a £50 donation).

** IMPORTANT ** PLEASE REMEMBER TO PROVIDE US WITH YOUR CONTACT DETAILS BY EMAIL TO "stjohnslibrarybooks@yahoo.co.uk" AS JUSTGIVING ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PROVIDE THIS TO US - WE NEED THIS FOR THE BOOKPLATE, INVITE, ETC.

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  • St John Baptist CE Primary school7 months ago
    St John Baptist CE Primary school

    St John Baptist CE Primary school

    7 months ago

    Hear the passion and excitement from the children of the radio club talk books, the new library and the fundraising campaign to buy the books to fill the library. This is a fantastic recording and contains: - Can you guess the book title? - Poetry corner - Book reviews - Guess the authow - The interview with headteach Mr Goodey Great job Radio Club!

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  • St John Baptist CE Primary school7 months ago
    St John Baptist CE Primary school

    St John Baptist CE Primary school

    7 months ago

    We hope you liked the short video of Timothy West and Prunella Scales backing our fundraising campaign. To see all that happened at our fundraising launch, head over to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrShnbrjIuCeV3oQCjQk6GA . Fantastic singing, readings and recitals.

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  • St John Baptist CE Primary school7 months ago
    St John Baptist CE Primary school

    St John Baptist CE Primary school

    7 months ago

    We had a fantastic launch event for our fundraising. Timothy West, Prunella Scales, Heidi Alexander (local MP) and Andrew Nunn (Dean of Southwark) all kindly donated their time to offer us support. We'll post more launch videos shortly, but here are Tim and Pru asking for your help to inspire a new generation of children to read. Thanks for all the donations so far, please let everybody know about our campaign and share this page with friends, family and colleagues.

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Page last updated on: 10/2/2018 8:13 AM

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94

  • Catherine Hall

    Catherine Hall

    Oct 2, 2018

    Reading opens a whole new world of imagination.

    £30.00

  • Florence Bachelor

    Florence Bachelor

    Oct 1, 2018

    £30.00

  • Julie and Russel Langridge

    Julie and Russel Langridge

    Sep 20, 2018

    Read with your eyes, your heart, your soul and your imagination - and never, ever stop.

    £100.00

  • Yinka Richardson

    Yinka Richardson

    Sep 19, 2018

    The library will open the door to a wonderful world of literature for the children.

    £150.00

  • Beth and Paul Derham

    Beth and Paul Derham

    Sep 19, 2018

    May it inspire reading for generations to come!

    £150.00

  • Janet Manzi

    Janet Manzi

    Sep 16, 2018

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 2, 2018

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St John Baptist CE Primary school

St John Baptist CE Primary school

London Borough of Lewisham, UK

St John Baptist (Southend) CE Primary School is a small school and is situated in an area of deprivation (in the highest 20% across the country) based in the London Borough of Lewisham.

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