Bolton School students receive book donations from supermarkets

Emma Parkinson, community champion at Morrison with donated books

Students at Bolton Elementary School have received a bundle of free books to enhance their library.

The donation was made to Devonshire Road Elementary School in Bolton, Greater Manchester, thanks to the Morrisons Foundation in association with the National Literacy Foundation.

The Morrisons Foundation donation comes after a recent study by the National Literacy Foundation showed that reading has provided an important refuge for children while constantly locked up.

Emma Parkinson, a community champion from the Morrisons store on Sorley Old Road, donated books to Devonshire Road Elementary School.

Emma said: “I am proud to help children in my community by donating this book.

“We live in challenging times. I hope these stories will bring some fun and joy to the children at Devonshire Road Elementary School.”

The Devonshire Road Primary Donation is one of 497 schools across the country that has received one of the book bundles.

Jonathan Douglas, CEO of the National Literacy Foundation, told CBE: “We are proud to partner with the Morrisons Foundation to provide thousands of books to children who are in dire need of them.

“Books have the power to change the lives of children, and the books donated through this wonderful endeavor will provide inspiration and comfort during these uncertain times.”

The Morrisons Foundation was established in 2015 by the Morrisons Supermarket and presents awards for charitable projects that help improve people’s lives.

David Scott, trustee of the Morrisons Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be reuniting with the National Literacy Foundation to provide books to thousands of students in the UK. We hope that these books for school libraries in our local communities will be enjoyable for children and help enhance their literacy potential. ”

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Sophia Harrison

Part time worker

I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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