We are delighted to report that books and art materials have been delivered to pupils at these schools in Oxfordshire: Rose Hill Primary; John Henry Newman in Littlemore; St Francis and Lark Rise Primary Schools in Cowley; St Philip and St James Primary in North Oxford; St Joseph’s in Headington; The Cherwell School in Summertown; Stephen Freeman, Willowcroft and GEMS in Didcot; Wooton St Peter’s Primary and Bayard’s Hill in Sandhills. 10,000 children in Oxfordshire and London were included in the joint project with www.childrensbookproject to inspire enjoyment, creativity, escapism and emotional wellbeing amongst children navigating the restrictions of lockdown life.
Lovely to receive this feedback from Sue Vermes, Head Teacher of Rose Hill Primary School, some of whose pupils were among those who received the bundles: ‘Many thanks to Juli and AT The Bus and the London charity London Children’s Book Project. Last week we had a fantastic delivery of book packs for all our children eligible for free school meals and wonderful art materials to distribute. The charities worked together and gave both to thirteen Oxford schools. Brilliant for our families!’
The story made the front page of the Oxford Mail on 6 May https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18429301.ferret-called-bandit-running-marathon-oxford-childrens-book-project-charity/ in connection with Bandit, a ferret running a marathon to fundraise for the two charities.