We’re delighted that the Schools Love Reading campaign to provide a free book for pupils aged between 3 and 16 years old in state schools in Wales is now underway, and we can’t wait for pupils to choose their own free book to keep.
Pupils aged 11 to 16 in state secondary schools will each receive a special Schools Love Reading book token to exchange for a book of their choice. Book tokens will be delivered to schools before the end of the summer term. Schools can then work with their local bookshop to arrange pop-up shops, arrange for deliveries or to take orders at school. Arrangements will vary so do be sure to check in with your own school.
In the meantime, we’ll be sharing films, reading inspiration and more information here and on the Books Council’s social media channels.
Thank you to Welsh Government for funding the Schools Love Reading programme.