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Books for Schools: £20,000 of books up for grabs with our giveaway

PUBLISHED: 16:39 22 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:47 25 September 2018

Carleton Rode school for the launch of the EDP book tokens Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Carleton Rode school for the launch of the EDP book tokens Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434

Has your school signed up to win its share of £20,000 worth of books with our exciting new Books for Schools campaign?

The power of reading at an early age has long been recognised as a way to positively shape children’s future success.

Our brand new Books for Schools campaign aims to help children access stories that will inspire and help them grow.

The new campaign involves primary and infant schools collecting tokens in exchange for free books from a list of 700 titles.

Parents, school staff and friends can donate tokens directly to their chosen school - every token will help get a new book on the shelf.

Carleton Rode school for the launch of the EDP book tokens
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Carleton Rode school for the launch of the EDP book tokens Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

For every 1,000 tokens collected, your school will win £100 worth of free books. The four schools with the most tokens-per-student at the end of the campaign will win a bonus £2,500 worth of books.

It follows hot on the heels of our successful Sports for Schools campaign held earlier this year.

David Powles, Archant Norfolk editor, said: “The response to our Sports for Schools competition was fantastic and thousands of children across the region will have benefited by being provided with better sports gear.

“Encouraging children to read from an early age is proven to be of benefit to their development and I’m sure the response to Books for Schools will be even greater. I look forward to seeing the ways in which parents galvanise support.”

Carleton Rode school for the launch of the EDP book tokens
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Carleton Rode school for the launch of the EDP book tokens Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

You can start collecting tokens from Monday, October 1, until the closing date on Saturday, December 8. Tokens will be printed every day in the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News and each week in the weekly publications.

There will be one token a day but watch for bonus tokens and two tokens every Saturday (one token a week plus bonus tokens in the weekly publications).

Tokens will be printed in the following papers:

•Eastern Daily Press

•Norwich Evening News

•Great Yarmouth Mercury

•The Lowestoft Journal

•Beccles & Bungay Journal

Books for Schools will benefit youngsters across the region.Books for Schools will benefit youngsters across the region.

•Dereham Times

•Fakenham & Wells Times

•North Norfolk News

So far 17 Norfolk schools have signed up to take part in Books for Schools, but there is still time to register ready for the official launch on October 1.

Simply send your school name, address, postcode and telephone number as well as a contact name, and the number of pupils at the school to booksforschools@archant.co.uk to register.

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